Walking Salt Lake City  by Lynn Arave Ray Boren

Walking Salt Lake City Guide Book

by Lynn Arave Ray Boren (Wilderness Press)
Walking Salt Lake City  by Lynn Arave Ray Boren
Walking: Salt Lake City is geared to first-time visitors to Salt Lake City—and to local residents. Both will enjoy the history and tales about places they thought they knew, and will be surprised to find walking destinations they may not have considered before. Each tour in the stylish, portable format touches on history, culture, and local architecture, plus insider recommendations on eateries, galleries, and nightlife. With clear maps depicting each walk, parking and public transit info, at-a-glance summaries and Points of Interest appendices, there's no better way to discover a city than on foot with a Walking guide. Walking Salt Lake City is a time-traveling guide to Salt Lake City's past and to its vibrant present. Written by Utah natives, it presents rambles of every kind. The 30+ tours explore the city’s downtown, which is experiencing an invigorating renaissance.

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Trails from the "Walking Salt Lake City" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 34.

Before 7-Elevens and strip malls, cities had neighborhood mini–commercial districts, powered by mom-and-pop and family enterprises. Salt Lake City’s “9th & 9th”—that’s what everyone calls it, centered ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.2
In almost the exact center of the Salt Lake Valley, the city of Murray’s 5-mile stretch of the Jordan River is truly a ribbon of life. Flora, fauna, and active human beings flourish in the wetland zon ...
Murray, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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Envision most of western Utah submerged as well, not from a flood, but from a sprawling, ancient inland sea we today call Lake Bonneville. The mountain ranges to your west would be long islands. Today ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
Utah’s elegant State Capitol is grandly perched on aptly named Capitol Hill, just north of downtown Salt Lake City. It is visible from every direction. What stands out for many visitors (and filmmaker ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
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While chockablock with older homes, and certainly not a paragon of wealth, the neighborhood embraces an assortment of innovations and oddities that challenge stereotypes.
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
Though a popular destination on such occasions as Memorial Day and during the Halloween season, a journey through a large cemetery like this can be intriguing at any time, in any season, for it offers ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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This is the historic core of what was originally “Great Salt Lake City.” The retail center is eminently walkable and sustainably designed, an urban mix of shops, restaurants, apartments, and condomini ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
A slice of nature in an urban setting, Dimple Dell has been set aside for hiking, biking, and horseback riding on unimproved paths. The gully park is accessed via a dozen different trailheads, leading ...
Sandy, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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Although properly known as South Temple, for many in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was Brigham St. It slopes gently from pioneer leader Brigham Young’s Beehive House and Eagle Gate at S ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 3
If Salt Lake City has a “sacred mountain”—something akin, perhaps, to Mounts Fuji, Olympus, and Sinai—then Ensign Peak fills the bill. It lacks the height or craggy majesty of those revered prominence ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.2
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Fort Douglas is a paradox in time. A 19th-century relic, it is part of Salt Lake City. Graced by buildings dating to the 1870s, today it includes and is surrounded by modern buildings and the wizards ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 2.7
Here the skies are, quite often, “not cloudy all day,” and the only discouraging words might come as a result of occasionally bothersome insects and stinky decaying vegetation along the shoreline, whe ...
Antelope Island, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 0.4
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Utah’s capital is really, of course, “Great Salt Lake City,” and so it was called during its first few decades, named for an inland sea both generally dismissed and geographically dominant. Great Salt ...
Antelope Island, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1
Generally flat, meandering, and slicing through wetlands in the lowland center of the Salt Lake Valley, the Jordan River Parkway is a multidecade work in progress. Most of the proposed 40-mile trail i ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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A visit to Lagoon will give any walker’s legs a good workout (and perhaps a few wobbles), that can be attributed partly to the picture-book appeal of its tree-canopied streets, but largely it is becau ...
Farmington, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1
New York City’s 843-acre Central Park, which opened to the public in 1859, is credited as the first such urban refuge this side of the Atlantic. It initiated Olmsted’s renowned career as a designer of ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
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The southern reaches of central downtown Salt Lake City exude civic pride as well as civic order. Here, with 400 South as its axis, you’ll find the community’s curvaceous new Main Library, its stately ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 2
“The lower Avenues,” on the steepening slopes northeast of downtown Salt Lake City, constitute one of the pioneer community’s oldest intact neighborhoods. The streets and blocks were the first to devi ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 5
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Main St., originally called East Temple, just south of the block where the LDS faithful planned to raise their grand new temple, soon began to fulfill that function. Stores squeezed into lots on eithe ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
Skyscrapers, traffic, noise, and congestion—then a peaceful, secluded park and a near-wilderness. Such is the contrast presented by Memory Grove and lower City Creek Canyon, a narrow oasis only blocks ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
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