Running from Utah Lake through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley to Davis County, the Jordan River Parkway (JRP) offers pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclists a safe, peaceful, scenic, and natural recreational retreat from the confines of urbanism. The river itself is a natural waterway by which Utah Lake drains into the Great Salt Lake. Inasmuch, its floodplain harbors wetlands and groves of ancient cottonwoods that attract an array of birds and small animals.
It’s not a wildlife preserve or national park, and there are many reminders that the trail runs through a metropolis: Residential developments huddle along the river’s banks, busy roadways cross the path, and industrial centers are in close view. Still, the numerous parks, picnic areas, and playgrounds passed along the way make the trail an invaluable asset to the entire community. Trail surface: Paved, nonmotorized, multi-use trail. There is a half-mile dirt stretch between 3900 South and 3300 South and a 2-mile dirt stretch north of 1000 North.
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