Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is visiting Utah and launched a four-day listening tour regarding the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, both of which are under review under President Trump’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017.
The tour schedule is as follows.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM MT
Location: Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Please arrive no later than 4:00 PM MT
Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM MT
Location: House on Fire Ruins; South Fork of Mule Canyon (Trailhead for hike to House on Fire ruin).
From Blanding: Drive south on US 191 S for 4 miles and turn right (west) on UT-95 N. Follow UT-95 for 19.4 miles and turn right (north) on County Road 263 / Texas Flat Road, located between mile posts 103 and 102. Drive northeast on the dirt road for 0.3 miles and park where the road crosses the first canyon. There are pullouts along the right (south) side of the road for a few cars. More parking spaces are located further up the road. Note: The road becomes impassable during wet conditions.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM MT
Location: Trailhead, Bears Ears National Monument
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM MT
Location: Turn off to the Paria Townsite – the best way to describe it at this point is that it is 33 miles east of Kanab, UT on US Highway 89.