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Utah Fitness Trails

Utah Hiking Biking Running & Walking Trails

Featured Photo: Jordan River Parkway In January
Taylorsville, UT 5100 South Area__ScottyReed

Salt Lake Area

Jordan River Parkway Trail  Wasatch Front  *Best

Ensign Peak Trailhead  Downtown City Views

Memory Grove Park  Downtown

Bonneville Shoreline Trail  Wasatch Front  *Best

Red Butte Canyon  Salt Lake

Parleys Historic Nature Park  Salt Lake

Liberty Park  Salt Lake  *Best

Sugar House Park  Sugarhouse  *Best

Mount Olympus Trailhead

Murray Park  *Best

Flat Iron Mesa Park  Sandy  *Best

Bell Canyon Trail  Sandy *Best

Porter Rockwell Trail Draper

Mueller Park Trail  Bountiful

Decker Lake Park  West Valley

Millcreek Canyon

Grandeur Peak Trailhead

Porter Fork Trail

Lower Big Water Trail

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Butler Fork To Dog Lake Trail

Donut Falls Trailhead  Forest Hiking

Park City Area

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter
10 Miles of Trails for Hiking, Biking & Snowshoeing

Provo Area

Timpanogos Cave *Best

Mt. Timpanogos North Trailhead  *Best

Utah Outdoor Organizations

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Photo: Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah __Scotty Reed

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Jordan River Trail Map

Walking Paths Photo Journal

Utah’s Running, Hiking, Biking, Walking Trails

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 7800 S to 6500 S - West Jordan, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail – 7800 S to 6500 S – West Jordan, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail – 4800 S to 3900 S – Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail – 5400 S to 4800 S – Taylorsville, Utah, Photo Album
Jordan River Parkway Trail – 6500 S to 5400 S – Murray, Utah
Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mystic Hot Springs

Mystic Hot Springs - Monroe, Utah, Sevier County, Southern Utah, Health & Wellness, Concerts, Music, Acoustic, Camping, Hiking, Cabins

Natural hot springs in Monroe, Utah. Soothing soaking, grassy tent campsites, pioneer cabins, tropical fish ponds, hiking, biking & more!

Mystic Hot Springs creates an authentic environment that raises self-awareness through direct experience with nature, art, and antiquities.

Producer/Director/Artist Mike Ginsburg was traveling in his bus back to Denver from the last Vegas Dead shows in 1995, when he stumbled into Mystic Hot Springs. Instantly he realized that everything he was looking for was right there. Miraculously he was able to purchase the resort. Having worked since 1996, he is still at it! His artistic talent has been used to add new Soaking areas, restore pioneer Cabins, promote many wonderful Concerts, produce DVDs, create stunning Lampwork glass Jewelry and bring a special energy to this wonderful place.

History of Mystic Hot Springs

The Indians that were in this area were nomadic bands from the Ute, Shoshone, or Piute tribes. They would make their camps on the warm ground near the hot springs. They would soak in the springs for warmth and comfort. It is told that the Indians would paint themselves with red mud to keep them safe. Later as the settlers arrived, the hot springs became popular as a resting place along the “Old Spanish Trail”.

Mystic Hot Springs - Monroe, Utah, Sevier County, Southern, Concerts, Festivals, Music, Acoustic, Outdoor Camping, Hiking

Homesteaded in 1886 by the Cooper family, Mystic Hot Springs (formerly known as Monroe Hot Springs) has undergone many changes in the past 100 years. During the early part of the century, a collecting pool was made of wood at the bottom of the hill. Soon a dance floor was added, and people would come from miles around in their horses and buggies to dance and soak the nights away. Their motto “The home of mirth and merriment” still rings true today.

When Mike first began running the hot springs, there was only one cabin on the property (the Grow cabin). He knew he needed more of them because he rented them frequently. When he realized how much new cabins would cost, he started poking around the valley, thinking he may be able to acquire old shacks from the 40s or 50s. The first building he purchased was one of the first Pioneer cabins in the valley from 1865. He was amazed that anyone would want to part with such a unique piece of history. He realized that many people in the area see them as eyesores, and many cabins have already been destroyed to make room for things such as parking lots. He started acquiring more of them, especially the ones that seemed to not be cared for.

Mystic Hot Springs
475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754

Monroe City, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W).  It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash-free dog park, then I’ll head north
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Google Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Bridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Off-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah

Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Kids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Equestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Restrooms are not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children’s playground, and grass sports field here.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Large Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Biking along the Jordan River Parkway Trail
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Trail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Murray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Overlook Point to view the Marshlands
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Outdoor Amphitheater for summer performances
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Marshlands
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River: Ribbon of Life
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Beautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Early Utah Pioneers
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Beautiful view of the Jordan River
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Walkway to protect the Marshlands
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
On my return headed south. Capturing a few new light photos
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Magical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Creekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
River Reflection Time
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
Boat loading dock for floating the Jordan River
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Taylorsville, Utah
January Horse Riding on the Jordan Parkway Trail

Jordan River Parkway Trail – 4800 S to 3900 S – Taylorsville

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahToday I continue my Jordan River Parkway walking tour at 4800 South in Taylorsville, Utah by heading north along the river and walking to my day’s turnaround point at 3900 S in South Salt Lake. Murray, Utah is south across the street from here.

It’s January 19th, the temperature has been maxing out at freezing until this week of sun where it’s been approaching 40 degrees. It’s an enjoyable time to walk because there are few people and the air is refreshingly chilled with a relaxing sense of quiet.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahStill snow on the ground. We’ve had snow cover since November this year due to the temperature hovering below freezing for two months.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahTunnel looking south beneath 4800 South headed to Murray, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahTrail not quite as well maintained as in Murray. Snow and ice patches were common.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahGood view of Jordan River from this section of path as well as a good view of Apartments.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahSelf Portrait Silhouette becoming my Signature

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, Utah Bird House again, they are all along the trail. Who’s placing these? Great winter trees!

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahSome Industry Views

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahDam here to divert water into a canal that runs all the way to the Great Salt Lake.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahSome Geese enjoying the Sun

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahVeterans Memorial Park

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahTrail tunnel beneath 4500 S

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahSchool have tried to combat Graffiti by painting the walls of the tunnel beneath 4500 S in Taylorsville, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahTrail follows along 4500 S before turning into Apartment Complex Area, moving away from the river for awhile.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, Utah
Jesus appearing in a tree?!

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahTrail winds through Apartments, making me wonder if I’m still on the Jordan River Parkway Trail

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahOnce out of the apartments you enter South Salt Lake wooded area. This section is quite nice with some good views of the river.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahWinter Tree Beauty

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahView of the Jordan River

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahJordan River with Wasatch Mountains in background.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahBridge crosses river to 3900 S Street Bridge.

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahGraffiti Bridge

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail 3900 S Street Bridge in South Salt Lake, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, Utah General Holm Park, 3900 South South Salt Lake, Utah. I turn around here and head back. Good-bye til another day.

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park Photo Album

Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Heading north from Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. It’s January, and the restrooms are even open, impressive
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Winchester Park in Murray, Utah, is well maintained with a pretty pond, ducks and geese, a playground for the kids, restrooms, and picnic tables.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Duck Pond at Winchester Park, Murray
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Winchester Park Playground
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan Parkway trail following the Jordan River
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
It snowed heavily in November this year, and the temperature has remained under freezing keeping the snow for almost two months now.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
A very pretty sunny day today
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Not too many people on the trail today, still a bit cold for most.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
The trail crosses the river here.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Interesting story about Native American Indians in early Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
A little reflecting time…
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
The path crosses beneath Belt Route 215
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Some say there are ghosts under here
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
There’s beauty in a leafless tree
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Great tree-house tree!
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
This is the second birdhouse like this I’ve seen along the trail. Think it’s a science project?
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Hickman Fort, I never knew
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Where the houses are was Hickman Fort
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Lots of quiet open space and blue sky
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Few people walking their dogs
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Approaching 5400 South and Millrace Park
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
5400 South rest stop with restroom, drinking fountain (weather permitting), and picnic pavilion. I’ll turn around here for now and head back home.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan Parkway Trail is great for bicycling too.
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Jordan River looking pretty in January
Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
Walking The Dog
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Jordan River Parkway Trail, Murray, Utah
View of the Wasatch Mountains from the trail. Goodbye for now. I’ll be back.