Jordan River Parkway Road Cycling
All photos by Outdoor Project Contributor, Kyle Jenkins
|Pros: Many trailheads and amenities. Very long rides possible.
Cons: Can be crowded.
Preferable Season(s): Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required: Not Required
Dogs allowed?: Yes
|Total Distance: 40.00 mi (64.37 km)
Terrain Difficulty: GREEN
Trailhead Elev.: 4,280 ft (1,305 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 100 ft (30 m)
Trail Uses: Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Trail type: There-and-back
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.