Section of Bonneville Shoreline Trail reopens in Utah County for first time since fire

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OREM — A section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Provo Canyon has reopened for the first time since a wildfire and subsequent reseeding project happened in the area last fall.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Friday that it had reopened the section of the trail that cuts through the Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area for public use. Other trails within the wildlife management area remain closed.

The reopening comes months after the Range Fire broke out on Oct. 17, 2020. The fire originated from an Orem Police gun range in the area, according to the city. It ended up scorching nearly 3,500 acres near the mouth of Provo Canyon before it was contained.

About 2,000 of the acres burned were within the Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area, or 85% of the area. In addition to land for wildlife, the management area is a popular area for hiking, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle use and horse riding.

The division announced it had closed all activities within the management area in late October after they found evidence that people had biked through the burnt landscape.

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