On December 22, we joined with Colorado Off-road Trail Defenders and Texas Public Policy Institute to take our challenge to the federal government’s arbitrary and illegal closure of over 300 miles of trails near Moab, UT, to federal district court for the District of Utah. The federal court filing follows a ruling by the Interior Board of Land Appeals to deny a stay of the closures earlier this month. Now it will be up to a Utah federal judge to decide whether the trails will remain closed while the litigation is pending, or whether they will be open and available to the hundreds of thousands of Jeepers, mountain bikers, dirt bike riders, and others who have enjoyed them for decades.

The next steps will be a briefing and a hearing on our motion for the preliminary injunction, which we expect to occur in the coming weeks.

You can read our full complaint here to see how we’re fighting for you:

One of the most common concerns we hear from our members and supporters is the reason they enjoy motorized recreation is because they are physically disabled. You will see when you read the complaint that we are standing up for those with disabilities in addition to the many other users who were harmed by this decision to cut off us from our public lands, cherished memories, and future adventures.

In the coming year we have some projects we are looking forward to announcing that we believe will help expand access for those with mobility impairment disabilities. If you want to receive updates on these efforts, you can sign up for our free Operation Accessible Newsletter:

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