Idaho Trail Reopens to Off-Road Use

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
OHV access returns to part of southern Idaho's Deep Creek Range

It’s not often we get to write about long-closed off-road trails getting reopened. Once a trail closes, it usually stays closed. That’s why we got so excited when the Blue Ribbon Coalition sent out an email announcing the reopening of Trail 956 in the Deep Creek Range of southern Idaho, which had been closed to motorized use for more than a decade.

This is a significant move. According to the Blue Ribbon Coalition, Trail 956 provides motorcycles and ATVs an alternative to the well-used roads of Knox and Big Canyons across the crest of the Deep Creek Range.

“The views along the portion of the trail near the crest of the rugged and remote Deep Creek Range are spectacular,” says Martin Hackworth, Blue Ribbon Coalition executive director. “This is a win for everyone. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the folks in the BLM Pocatello Field Office for their work on this. Hopefully this is a harbinger of things to come.”

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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