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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

May 12 - May 18

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This project will help improve three trails (Mt. Trumbull, Nampaweap, Mt. Logan) within a 10 mile area. The Mt. Trumbull and Mt. Logan trails are in designated Wilderness Areas. These trails would likely receive more visitors if the trails were in better condition. Volunteers would help improve outstanding recreation opportunities on these two trails by moving small blown down trees from a recent wildfire and brushing back vegetation overgrowth on the trail. The Mt. Logan Overlook trail would be especially spectacular as it leads to a natural amphitheater of red and yellow limestone. This has been inaccessible for years due to poor trail maintenance. The Nampaweap Trail is in fairly good condition, but would involve some surface re-contouring and cutting back vegetation near panels of Native American rock writing. The tools to be used would be hand tools, such as a: pulaski, mcleod, shovel, rake, brush trimmers and clippers, wheel barrows, and may include cross-cut saws. The overall goal for the week would be to open these areas to more visitors to enjoy and experience hiking in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. This project would come on the heels of completing new trailheads at each site.

Host

Bureau of Land Management

Accommodations

Cabin/Lodge

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 5 miles each day

Project Rating

Moderate

Minimum Volunteer Age

16

Maximum Group Size

15

Area and Attractions

The landscape varies from 6,000 ft. to 8,000 ft. The trails are primarily located in pinyon/juniper forests with expansive stands of ponderosa pines in the area. The trails are just north of Grand Canyon-National Park with the Tuweep overlook and ranger station located within 30 miles. The area is remote and offers outstanding opportunities for solitude. Wildlife can be viewed in the area, including seeing the famous Kaibab squirrel and world class mule deer. During the trip volunteers may be able to travel to the Tuweep overlook and see the Grand Canyon and view the surrounding plateau landscapes from atop Mt. Logan Overlook and Mt. Trumbull. Nampaweap is a small basalt canyon that features hundreds of Native American rock writing sites. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is an International Dark Sky Park, with spectacular displays of stars in the night sky. Though remote and away from civilization, the Bureau of Land Management has two large cabins that sleep over 15 people comfortably and has restrooms, showers, kitchens, and electricity.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, that has 5 rooms available to volunteers. The rooms have bunk beds and couches inside. There is full access to kitchens, restrooms, showers, and common areas. There is no cell coverage or wifi available at the site, but there are televisions. Volunteers should bring their own bedding/sleeping bags, towels, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport pickup provided from St. George Municipal Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Location

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84770 United States

Registration