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Roadside parking near Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch trailhead

Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch Site Plan EA

Arches National Park (Arches) proposes to implement congestion-management strategies to more efficiently manage visitor use in the Delicate Arch/ Wolfe Ranch parking area. Strategies proposed are to expand the existing parking lot at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch trailhead, eliminate roadside parking, implement a reservation system for parking at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch parking lot, and re-channelize Winter Camp Wash to reduce the frequency of road closures due to flooding and sediment deposition.

This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates three alternatives. One alternative (no action) describes expected conditions if no changes are made at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch area. Another alternative addresses the implementation of a reservation system in lieu of expanding the parking area and the third alternative outlines both expanding the parking area and implementing a reservation system to the site. Elimination of roadside parking, construction of a bike/pedestrian path along the road between Delicate Arch Viewpoint and the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch parking lots, and re-channeling Winter Camp Wash are included in both "action" alternatives.

The preferred method to submit public comments is online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/arch. Click on Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch Site Plan EA (Project ID 51385) to view document. Please provide all comments by September 25, 2014. If you wish to be added to the park's mailing list for future correspondence, please indicate that in your response. If you are unable to submit comments electronically through this website, then you may also submit written comments to the National Park Service, Attention: Planning and Compliance 2282 S. West Resource Blvd, Moab, UT 84532.
 
Comment Period: Closed        08/26/2014 - 09/25/2014
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