McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area launches Facebook page to engage visitors
The Bureau of Land Management’s McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area has its own Facebook site to help keep the public engaged and updated on the latest events and conditions in this popular area next-door to Fruita.
“This Facebook site is another way we hope to keep the public engaged with this remarkable area,” said McInnis Canyons NCA Manager Katie Stevens. “Facebook offers a great opportunity to share the latest trail and water conditions, news, photos, videos, and other information about McInnis Canyons.”
Located southwest from Fruita, McInnis Canyons NCA offers a dramatic, colorful and stimulating background for a variety of interests such as hiking, rafting, mountain-biking, off-road vehicle use in designated areas and viewing pictograph and petroglyph sites. The internationally known Kokopelli Trail offers 140 miles of trail leading to Moab, Utah. Important fossils have been uncovered during more than a century of excavation, and remnants of the Old Spanish Trail provide a glimpse of past western expansion travel routes.
McInnis Canyons NCA includes more than 75,000 acres of the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and the second largest concentration of natural arches in North America. The area is also important habitat for wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep, collared lizards, mountain lions, many species of raptors, and river otters. McInnis Canyons NCA encompasses more than 123,000 acres of BLM-managed public lands on the Western Slope of Colorado.