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Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Metro Area, Utah

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  • The Shield's Lane Trailhead, 937 W Sheilds Ln.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Shield's Lane Trailhead has a small park and a few picnic tables.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Biking on the Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Walking or riding, everyone loves this trail.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • There is a pavillion at the East Riverfront Trailhead, 10991 S River Front Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • There are playgrounds, bathrooms, and covered picnic tables.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The pathway and park near the East Riverfront Trailhead.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The Jordan River and Wasatch Mountains at the East Riverfront.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Fishing Ponds Trailhead, 11200 S River Front Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The Midas Pond.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • River Oaks Trailhead, 9300 S Riverside Drive.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The putting greens of River Oaks Golf Course just near the trailhead.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • A few of the locals. - Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The Jordan River from the Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Red-breasted robin in a eucalyptus along the banks of the Jordan River.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Gorgeous scenery along the ride.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Looking east toward the Wasatch from the River Oaks section.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • The Jordan River.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Jordan River Parkway.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
  • Looking south along the Jordan River to the Oquirrh Mountains.- Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Many trailheads and amenities. Very long rides possible. Dogs allowed.
Cons: 
Can be crowded.
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Region:
Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Trail difficulty: 
Green
Total Distance: 
40.00 mi (64.37 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,280.00 ft (1,304.54 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Jordan River Parkway is a massive network of paved trails in the greater Salt Lake City area that is perfect for road biking and walking along the Jordan River. There are dozens of trailheads that run north to south along the route that offer parks, covered picnic tables, bathrooms, pavilions and even fishing ponds. Water fowl can be seen frequently along the river, and several places have pullouts and benches that allow you to go down by the water to feed the ducks. The Nature Center in Murray, the Conservation Garden Park, and the Redwood Nature Area are some of the facilities along the trail that allow for more interactive experiences for children and adults alike.

There is a lot more going on along the parkway than simply a place to walk and ride. It is a large project that spans many counties and is based around conservation and education. It is one of the many reasons Salt Lake City is considered a great outdoor city.

Eventually the trail will run from Utah County in the south to the Great Salt Lake in the north, a distance of over 40 miles that will be an unbroken route when complete. As of 2015 a vast majority of the project has been finished, and there are just some small gaps in sections. There is an equestrian section along the route as well, and dogs are allowed on leash with off leash areas available. You can fly your model airplanes and even ride off-road vehicles in designated areas.

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