Glen Canyon Rim Trail
The Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Glen Canyon Rim Trail project has been completed, and a Finding of No Significant Impact has been signed by the National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Region Director.
The NPS at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (AZ/UT) proposes to construct an 9 mile recreational use trail. The proposed trail would be a non-motorized trail for pedestrian and bicycling use.
The project area is located along the common boundary of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the City of Page. The project area encompasses approximately 2,500 acres and lies between Highway 89 and the southeast rim of Glen Canyon along the Colorado River. The area reaches from the Horseshoe Bend overlook upstream (north) to the Glen Canyon Dam, with a small area to the east extending to the rim of Manson Mesa.
The Environmental Assessment evaluates two alternatives: a no action alternative, and an action alternative. The NPS selected the action alternative as the preferred alternative. The FONSI indicates that the NPS has concluced that the preferred alternative, to construct the trail, will not result in unacceptable impacts to park resources or values at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Thank you for your interest in the Rim Trail project and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Brian Sweatland, Glen Canyon NRA, 928-608-6206