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Fruita Bookcliffs

Fruita National Conservation Area
Hunter Canyon National Protection Area
Agencies: BLM
Counties: Garfield and Mesa
Nearest City of Town: Grand Junction
Location: North of Grand Junction
The Fruita Bookcliffs proposed NCA includes roaded lands around the Bookcliffs and an unofficial roadless area, behind the cliffs.
The land around the cliffs is the extremely popular 18 Road recreation area, now threatened by oil and gas development. The BLM recently completed a travel management plan for this area and the CPP proposal is intended to complement and not alter that plan.
Further north and east, Hunter Canyon has been proposed as a Wilderness area. This area is pristine and deserves protection. Because it is immediately adjacent to a very popular bicycling area, the CPP instead proposes a Protection Area for Hunter Canyon.