Bad Directions Cause Install Of Barriers And Signs Indefinitely At Canyon Rim
The City of Twin Falls is having to add additional barriers and signage along the Canyon Rim Trail because too many people are trying to drive their vehicles onto the trail. The City has decided to leave barriers and signs up indefinitely to prevent this from happening.
Drivers Attempting To Get On Canyon Rim Trail
In the grand scheme of things, it really isn't the fault of the drivers. According to some Google Maps directions and GPS directions, it is telling drivers it is a perfectly drivable route. Spoiler alert, it is not a route to get to a destination in a vehicle. Only bicycles and non-motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail. I highly suggest you walk.
The Barriers And Signage
The barriers also called bollards, and signage will remain on the trail indefinitely to ensure that vehicles realize they are unable to go any further. The trailheads already have signs that say no motorized vehicles, but it could be overlooked. The barriers, or bollards, will prevent this from happening further.
The city stated that they have seen a larger number of complaints about more vehicles on the trail. Drivers should definitely keep an eye out for any signage indicating that their GPS is wrong.
Not only is driving your vehicle on the trail illegal, but it is also dangerous and damaging. There are always people on the trail walking or riding bikes. It also causes damage to the trail because it is not made for that and it isn't super wide.
If you do find any damage to the trails you should call the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department at 208-736-2265