Actually, this is not true. Here's a simple explanation:In Utah we have a kind of reverse everyman's right because I believe you can't even set one foot on private land without written permission, even if the land is not posted.
Until asked to leave.If it isn't posted or cultivated, you can go on private property all you want.
Typically the right of ways through private to public are county right of ways, so some are maintained on a county level. There is no responsibility to maintain the right of way, unless said county wants to. Which is the funny thing about a lot of RS2477 claims. They claimed by the county, but the county let the routes go away decades ago when they did not maintain them, that is both legally and physically.If it is a "right of way" then it should not be blocked.
However if there is a right of way through private land to get access to public land, who has the responsibility to maintain the right of way? The feds do not like to maintain roads, and if the private landowner maintains the right of way then they should get compensated for maintaining the road.
How about if the landowner could charge a toll?
Just a couple of other things to think about.