Beginning February 5, 2024, the Bureau of Land Management will close public lands near Apache Junction for approximately two years to construct the Goldfield Recreation Area. The temporary closure is a safety precaution for both workers and the public.
The project area includes approximately 1,091.97 acres of public lands northeast of the City of Apache Junction along State Route 88 near Hackamore and Nodak roads. The recreation area will enhance non-motorized opportunities by establishing equestrian staging areas and designated trails. The recreation area will improve public land management, reduce resource damage, and increase access to nearby trails.
To learn more, read the Press Release from the Bureau of Land Management.