I’m not here to play the blame game; I’m here to explain that if we want Mill Creek to last, keep tourists out. No matter the amount of signs, the tourists will not understand the certain respect that locals understand.
Some ideas for solutions have been brought to the public’s attention; attempt to have a group limit so less people are going in and out of the canyon; try to close off the canyon and keep it for locals that care; or find a way to make tourists respect our land. I feel keeping the beautiful landmark from people isn’t the way to go, but if they cannot respect our places of peace and serenity, then they should not be allowed. These solutions may not be what we should do, but it’s a start of ideas.
If we don’t act upon this problem, we will soon not be able to even walk to Left Hand Canyon. Using certain solutions can always help save our prized areas. Acting upon saving our wildlife is one of the most important subjects in Moab. If we can protect so many other areas in our beautiful town, then it shouldn’t be hard to protect one more destination.
I love enjoying the beautiful landmarks in Moab; let’s keep it beautiful – especially Left Hand.
—Brenner T. Parriott