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Sand Canyon Parking Lot Plans Move Another Step Forward

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management is moving forward with plans to create a genuine parking lot at the popular Sand Canyon trailhead west of Cortez. On Monday, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Eaton told the Montezuma County Commissioners the agency is reviewing four alternatives for the parking lot and she hopes to bring them to the board next month. Following the environmental analysis, the BLM will do public scoping.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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