Trails project work in progress near Turquoise and Amber entry to Glen Canyon

Trail side asphalt ditch to be replaced

Tomorrow morning, the contractor we’re working with will be bringing in some equipment to begin removing the two old asphalt drainage ditches just below the entry at Turquoise and Amber.  These ditches are no longer functional and will be replaced with beautiful planted swales in the coming weeks.

Several folks have asked whether the stairs that have been removed will be replaced. Indeed, thanks for your patience.  The trail will be realigned to make it less steep and therefore less erosive and more accessible and replacement stairs will be installed.   The contractor and our staff did do some preliminary marking of proposed trail layout back in December by placing stakes with green plastic “whiskers.”  Stay tuned for details on the timing of the trail construction in this area.

For your safety and for the safety of our contractors, please heed temporary trail closures.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to improve the park.