Monticello • Four-wheelers, dirt bikes and Jeeps rumbled up Main Street to a protest rally outside federal land managers’ offices here Saturday, where about 200 riders dismounted and cheered speakers demanding motorized access to Recapture Canyon and other parts of San Juan County.

Once there they met a quiet counterprotest by about 20 members and supporters of Great Old Broads for Wilderness — the environmental group that has watched the canyon for illegal use — and a regional U.S. Bureau of Land Management director who engaged them in a discussion about why the government closed an illegally built trail there in 2007.

Read the full story by Brandon Loomis in the The Salt Lake Tribune. Be sure to view the photos by Scott Sommerdorf in the left-hand column of the article.

Here are some of our photos from the event:


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