County, railroad looking for way to resolve conflict over access to wild canyons

LE ROY STANDISH/The Daily Sentinel
WOULD-BE VISITORS to the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area are confronted by a confusing mix of signs at the Bridgeport trail head. Signs posted by the Bureau of Land Management invite visitors to explore the natural wonders of the canyon country. Signs posted by Union Pacific Railroad advise recreationists not to trespass on railroad property, which is the only way to get to a BLM footbridge into the canyons from the Gunnison River.



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LE ROY STANDISH/The Daily Sentinel
WOULD-BE VISITORS to the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area are confronted by a confusing mix of signs at the Bridgeport trail head. Signs posted by the Bureau of Land Management invite visitors to explore the natural wonders of the canyon country. Signs posted by Union Pacific Railroad advise recreationists not to trespass on railroad property, which is the only way to get to a BLM footbridge into the canyons from the Gunnison River.

By LE ROY STANDISH A bridge, in its typical connotation, is a structure meant to fill a gap and join what had been apart. The Bureau of Land Management has a 225-foot long bridge that does…




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