Jordan River Parkway Road Ride

Riverton, Utah

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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.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

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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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Riverton
Distance: 26.2
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best March through November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 feet
Top Elevation: 4,400 feet
Local Maps: USGS Jordan Narrows, Midvale, Salt Lake City South, Salt Lake City North
Driving Directions: Directions to Jordan River Parkway Road Ride

Recent Trail Reviews

9/30/2007
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Did part of the trail from north to south starting just south of 2100 S. Trail is poorly marked- made several wrong turns and lost it at the Redwood Rec Ctr. Traveling in the opposite direction from that described in the guide didn't help. Goatheads (nasty sharp little seeds) resulted in multiple flats- I had 3 holes in my front tire, 2 in my rear tire. Recommend mountain bikes with heavy, well-inflated tires. Trail is in fairly good condition- asphalt with a few bumps and one short unpaved stretch. Not my best ride.



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Apr 2018