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This article originally appeared on DeseretNews.com on March 22, 2017.

WASHINGTON — The National Park Foundation has received a grant from the Polaris Foundation to help expand access to the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area by enhancing the Arapeen OHV Trail System in the Manti-LaSal National Forest.

The improvements will begin this summer and will include the addition of road base to the upper 6.6 miles of Manti Canyon from the intersection of North Fork to Skyline Drive (Arapeen OHV Trail No. 1).

“The Arapeen OHV Trail System is one of Utah’s great high-mountain trails. It is open to side by sides, ATVs, 4×4 vehicles and motorcycles. The best time to ride is July through September,” Kevin Christensen, Sanpete County’s economic development director, said in a statement announcing the grant.

Other Arapeen Trail System projects completed or underway include work on trails No. 4 in Mt. Pleasant Canyon; No. 42 in New Canyon near Ephraim; No. 35 in 6-Mile Canyon near Sterling; and No. 37 in Manti Canyon. In addition to these trail improvement projects, the trail system is also investing in new facilities, adding a trailside restroom along trail No. 35.

The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area was established in 2006 for the purpose of commemorating the efforts and sacrifices made by Mormon pioneers in the early years of their settlement across central and southern Utah.

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