Law & Order

Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Approved

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has issued a final rule to implement the “Alternative E” Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The recreation area includes more than 1.25 million acres surrounding Lake Powell in Arizona and Utah.

The National Park Service had recommended the “Alternative E” plan in 2018, which will now be implemented. The plan permits ORV use on park roads, designated off-road routes and along certain shoreline areas, but prohibits such use in areas where natural or cultural resources may be at risk. It requires a permit to operate a motor vehicle off roads in selected locations and allows the superintendent to establish closures and restrictions based upon specific criteria.

A copy of the Plan can be found here. For more information, contact Caroline Fletcher at