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Discover the Jordan River Parkway Trail

Jordan river parkway trail

The Jordan River Parkway Trail is a north-south system of trails that parallel the Jordan River, connecting 45 miles through Salt Lake County. The trail further connects to neighboring counties, allowing for travel to Utah Lake and the Great Salt Lake. The Jordan River Parkway is the longest paved urban trail in the United States, with over 60 miles following the Jordan River from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake. Here are some key highlights of the trail:

  • Nearly two dozen trailheads, most of which have restrooms and water fountains and some of which have picnic areas and playgrounds.

  • The trail weaves in and out of urban areas, parks, and marshy areas as it follows the Jordan River for nearly 50 miles, traveling from the northwestern corner of Utah Lake north through Salt Lake City.

  • The trail is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and bird watchers, with nice lake and mountain range views.

  • There are Equestrian areas for horseback riding as well as canoe marinas for water enthusiast and model plan ports for aviation enthusiast

  • There are several great spots for fishing. The river is home to a variety of fish species, including catfish, carp, and bass and you can also fish at Utah Lake or the Great Salt Lake.

  • The Jordan River Parkway Trail system has been designed with the assistance of the National Park Service.

Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in nature or an active day of adventure, the Jordan River Parkway Trail has something for everyone. With its beautiful views and convenient amenities, it's a perfect place to spend a day with family and friends.



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