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Jordan River Parkway Trail

The Jordan River flows over 50 miles from Utah Lake north to the Great Salt Lake and flows through three counties: Utah, Salt Lake and Davis. The last remaining gap in the Jordan River Parkway Trail is located in Salt Lake City between 200 South and North Temple St. When complete, the trail will be a 40+ mile continuous, non-motorized, paved trail from the river's headwaters at Utah Lake in Utah County to a connection with the Legacy Trail in Davis County near the Great Salt Lake. The trail also connects to the Murdock Canal Trail in Lehi City.

Completing the trail in Salt Lake City

Deck ConstructionConstruction is now nearing completion on the last missing section of Jordan River Parkway Trail located between North Temple St and 200 South in Salt Lake City. The new trail consists of an arch bridge to span three mainline railroad tracks, connecting ramps and connecting asphalt trail sections. There is also one at-grade rail crossing of a lightly used, low speed, spur-rail/yard-track. Safety features at this at-grade crossing will include bedstead barriers, flashing-light signals and bells.

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The grand opening of the bridge/trail will be held Saturday, November 18th. The event will include a special 5K fun run. Beginning at 9:00 AM, the 5K will start at the 17th South River Park and run along the Jordan River Trail, finishing on the new bridge. The first runner to cross the finish line will be awarded the honor of "cutting the ribbon" to officially open the bridge/trail to the public. At about 9:45 AM, a press conference and dedication will be held on the back side of the Fisher Mansion property (1206 W 200 S), where local leaders will discuss the project. Event information can be found on Facebook and at this link.

Trail maps

A complete map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail system has been designed and printed through the efforts of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, the Jordan River Commission, and Salt Lake County.

My Jordan River is a digital guide and map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Visit this website from your smartphone or desktop computer.

The Salt Lake City Bikeways Map shows the trail within the boundaries of Salt Lake City.

Google Map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail - This map shows the location of the trail in Google Maps as of November 2017.

Special places along the trail

Within the Salt Lake City limits, the Jordan River Parkway is maintained as a linear park. The parkway passes through or is adjacent to nine City parks, one County park and three city golf courses including 1700 South River Park, Modesto Park, Jordan Park, International Peace Gardens, 9th South River Park, Constitution Park (SL County), Cottonwood Park, Riverside Park, Glendale Golf Course, Roots Disc Golf Course and Rose Park Golf Course. Other interesting features along the parkway include the Bend-in-the-River Open Space at 1100 South and the Jordan River Peace Labyrinth at 1500 South.

Reporting maintenance needs

Maintenance of the Jordan River Parkway Trail is the responsibility of each city though which the trail passes. Some cities maintain the trail with city crews and others contract with either Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation or Utah County Parks and Recreation for trail maintenance. For additional information about who maintains each section of the trail please visit the Salt Lake County Jordan River Parkway page.

Additional information about the trail:

Master Plans for the Jordan River Corridor:

More about the River:

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