LOGAN CANYON HIGHWAY STUDY
CITIZENS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LOGAN CANYON
Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon is a citizens' group of
volunteers and non-profit organizations working toward longterm
protection of Logan Canyon's scenic beauty, fish and wildlife habitat ,
recreational opportunities and naturalness.
The Jardine Juniper is CPLC's symbol. Located high above Wood Camp
recreation area, this ancient but beautiful tree represents Logan
Canyon's recreational diversity and unsurpassed scenery
CPLC's proposal for Logan Canyon
o The protection of Logan Canyon's scenic beauty, fish and wildlife
habitat, rare plants, recreational sites and naturalness must be a prime concern.
o An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared for any significant road modification proposals to protect Logan Canyon's
natural surroundings from haphazard road modifications.
o Travel speeds between Right Hand Fork and Rick's Spring should
remain as currently posted . This area is very scenic and too sensitive to permit any significant roadway modifications.
o Bridges which cannot meet structural safety requirements should be
replaced when possible. These bridges should be two lanes wide only. Minor alterations to bridge approaches would be acceptable.
o Turning lanes at Tony Grove Recreation Area and Beaver Mountain Ski Area may be constructed to facilitate turning traffic.
o Parking araas should be built near Temple Fork Road and Cottonwood
Canyon (near Logan Cave) to improve traffic flow and safety .
o Additional warning signs should be placed along the highway telling
motorists about bicycle traffic, pulloffs and pedestrian travel.
o The road should be resurfaced and restriped where required. This
will improve through traffic travel and nighttime safety throughout
o No climbing (passing) lane should be built at the Dugway (between Lower and Upper twin bridges). A climbing lane would affect a very scenic area by requiring major cut and fill operations with unsightly retaining walls.
o No road modifications should alter the Logan River's watercourse
since the river is a major recreational resource. Alterations could destroy important streambanks.
o No new roads or major changes to the existing road should be constructed from the Bear Lake Summit to the Bear Lake Overlook. This highway section is in a very popular and scenic recreation area.
o Congress should designate Logan Canyon Highway as Utah's first National Scenic Highway. This designation would recognize Logan Canyon as a scenic and recreational jewel similar to units in our National Park System.
o Logan River above Third Dam should be considered for National Recreational River designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This federal designation will protect the river's quality for all future generations.
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