The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Moab Field Office is seeking public comments through Sept. 21 on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes potential impacts associated with construction of a mountain bike-only trail in the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

The BLM previously solicited scoping comments from the public related to the proposed trail. If approved, the bike trail would add 9.3 miles to the system of designated non-motorized mountain bike trails and would be the only non-motorized mountain bike trail in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. The Big Burrito Trail would provide an alternative to the Porcupine Rim portion of the Whole Enchilada Trail for less advanced riders and would provide connectivity to a mountain bike trail system for those riders wanting to ride directly from town.

Additional information can be found in the EA, which is available on the BLM’s Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at:; search for the word “Burrito” in the project name.

The BLM says that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments should be as specific as possible; those which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered during the BLM’s decision-making process.

Big Burrito would add 9.3 miles of trail at Sand Flats

Written comments can be mailed to: Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office, Attn: Big Burrito Bike Trail, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. Comments can also be emailed to:; please include the words “Big Burrito Bike Trail EA” in the subject line.

For more information, contact Katie Stevens at 435-259-2100.