Establishing Recreational Trails
Summer is a great time to discover Utah's trails and hiking paths. Utah Code Title 79, Chapter 5 gives the Division of Parks and Recreation responsibility for the creation and management of trails in Utah's state parks.
Within this division, the Utah Recreational Advisory Council is responsible for advising the division on on several aspects of trail management in state parks, including establishing trails and and selecting signs and markers.
Before the Division can establish a trail, a public hearing must be held in the area where the trail will be located. Information about public hearings for the Division of Parks and Recreation or any other government agency can be found online.