The city of Mesquite has opened a new off-road staging area on Riverside Road just before the Virgin River bridge. Nicholas Montoya, Director of Athletics and Leisure Services for the City of Mesquite, met with club officers and encouraged the use of the area by our club members. “It’s not just for side-by-sides,” Nick said, “we’d like to see Jeeps and other offroad vehicles also have the benefit of it.” The area is fenced, has a permanent bathroom, and will have LED security lights and cameras once the equipment arrives. Nick told us that having the area within the city limits will make it easier for the Mesquite Police Department to monitor, and help folks feel more comfortable parking their vehicles and trailers. There are two routes of access from the staging area to the trails along the Virgin River, and easy access across the river to White Rock / Lime Kiln roads and further destinations.
This article on St. George news has a short video and more details about the new staging area.
Nick said that the city plans to add additional facilities geared toward off-roading, hiking, and other outdoor activities that will encourage more visitors to Mesquite. Our club is excited to see the city making these investments and anxious to participate in the off-roading projects to help make them a success. We are hopeful that Nick will attend some future club meetings to address the membership on ways we can participate.
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