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A road that leads to several recreation spots near Moab has been closed indefinitely.
Mineral Bottom Road will be closed at least until 2011 because of mudslide damage, Grand County officials have announced. Several switchbacks about 12 miles west of State Road 313 completely collapsed during a storm Aug. 19., officials wrote in a press statement.
The road ends near Horse- thief Point and offers northern access to the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park and boat access to the Green River.
Road repair funds likely will not be available until next year, according to the statement. Once funded, reconstruction is expected to take eight to 12 weeks.