City of Rocks National Reserve has conducted an environmental assessment to construct a .6-mile Geologic Interpretive Trail with 12 locations (stops), each describing a different aspect of the geology of the Reserve. This trail would also include a walk-in overlook for the Circle Creek Basin, the primary camp for emigrants on the California Trail. The overlook will include one bench. The project also includes 1.0-mile connecting trail from the established trail leaving Smoky Mountain Campground. This new trail will provide for the safety of equestrian, bicyclist, and pedestrians traveling from the campground to the overlook without conflict with higher-speed motorized vehicles. In the proposed action, minor disturbance of vegetation is expected. No other impacts to natural or cultural resources, scenic views or visitor experiences would occur. Federal law requires, and National Park Service policies encourage, public comment on developments that effect natural and cultural resources. Written comments will be accepted through September 1, 2011. To receive a free copy of the environmental assessment, or for more information about the proposed action, please call the Reserve headquarters at 208-824-5901. The document is also available at http://www.nps.gov/ciro/parkmgmt/planning.htm
. Please address comments to Superintendent, City of Rocks National Reserve; P.O. Box 169; Almo, ID 83312.
City of Rocks National Reserve
PO Box 169
Almo, ID 83312