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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

Running Race Events

Utah Running Calendar

November 2022

Utah Human Race 5K 10K
Utah Food Bank
November 24, 2022, Thanksgiving Day,  8 am
Sandy Promenade, 10200 S. Centennial Pkwy

Cottonwood Heights Run
November 24, Thanksgiving Day  9 am
Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

Thanksgiving Point Thanksgiving Run
Half Marathon,10K, 5K, and Kid’s Run
November 24, Thanksgiving Day, 7:45 am
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Virtual Super Bowl Run – Utah
November 7, 2021

December

Santa 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Run
December 3, 2022, 9 am
Gardner Village, West Jordan

March

Lucky 13 Half Marathon, 10K & 5 K
March 19, 2022, 9 am
Gardner Village, West Jordan

Riverton Half Marathon or 4Life 5K
March 26, 2022, 9 am
Riverton City Park

April

Eggs Legs 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
April 16, 2022, Time TBA
Gardner Village, West Jordan

Salt Lake City Marathon
April 23, 2022, 11 am–7 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake

Tulip 5K
April 30, 2022, 7:30 am
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Not On OUR Watch Trail Race
5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and 1 Mile Kids
April 30, 2022, 6:30 am
Lone Peak Park, Sandy

May

Fiesta 5K
May 7, 2022, 8 am
River Oaks Golf Course, Sandy

Fly with the Flock 5K
Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast
May 7, 2022, 8 am
Ogden Nature Center, Ogden

Big Cottonwood Canyon Half Marathon
May 14, 2022, 6–9 am
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake

Triathlon Ride
May 14, 2022, 10 am–12 pm
Millrace Park, Taylorsville

June

Utah Valley Marathon
June 3-4, 2022
Utah Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K
Provo Canyon

Foam Glow 5K™ Running Event
June 4, 2022, 1–7 pm
Utah State Fair Park, Salt Lake

Wasatch Trail Run Series
June 8, 2022, 4–9 pm
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude

Drop13 Half Marathon
June 11, 2022, 6–9 am
Solitude Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Herriman Yeti 5K & Kids Fun Run
June 21, 2021, 5:30–9 pm
Butterfield Park, Herriman

Wasatch Trail Run Series
June 29, 2022, 4–9 pm
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude

July

Provo Freedom Run 10K & 5K
Freedom Festival Event
July 1, 2022, 7 am
Kiwanis Park, Provo

Murray Fun Days 5K Race & 1K Kids Race
July 4, 2022, 8 am
July (Week 1) Annually

Starvation Xtreme Triathlon
July 9-10, 2022, All Day
Solitude Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Speedgoat Snowbird Trail Run
July 22-23, 2022, 6 am–7 pm
Snowbird Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon

Liberty Fest 5K  4th of July Week
Legacy Park, 1140 W 1100 N, North Salt Lake

Riverton Town Days 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Races
Riverton City Park, 1452 W 12600 S, Riverton

SoJo Glow 5K 10K  2nd Week
Mulligans Golf & Games
692 W 10600 S, South Jordan

Wasatch Trail Run Series  Varying Wasatch Trails

August

Jordanelle Triathlon
2nd Week

Sandy Balloon Fest 5K  
2nd Week
Sandy City Promenade
10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tiny Tot Triathlon  Galena Hills Park, 12500 S 550 W, Draper

Wasatch Trail Run Series  Varying Wasatch Trails

Snowbirds Cirque Series
3rd Week
On  Mountain, Snowbird

September

Peach Day 10K, 5K
September 10, 2022
City Center Plaza, Brigham City

Corner Canyon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
September 24, 2022, 7 am
Ballard Arena, Draper

5K Witch Run
5K, 10K, Half Marathon
September 25, 2021, 8 pm
Gardner Village

October

St George Marathon
October 7, 2022, 4 am–1 pm
Snow Canyon, St. George

Half Marathon 
October (1st Week)
Andy Ballard Arena
1600 Highland Dr, Draper

Scarecrow 5K
October 16, 2021,  8 am
Ashton Gardens
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!
Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square
Is that a halo?
LDS Temple is such a marvelous work of wonder
Angle Moroni blowing his horn!
Statue of Brigham Young
A beautiful pond in front of the Temple
Bare Tree January Beauty
LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now
Water fountain at LDS Conference Center
Walking through Temple Square
Mormon Tabernacle, where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs

Running

Utah Running Events, Races, 5K, 10K, Marathons, Outdoor Trails, Indoor Tracks, Fitness

Utah Race Events

Utah Running Race Event Calendar

Indoor Running Tracks

Northwest Recreation Center
1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake

Millcreek Community Center
2266 E Evergreen Ave, Salt Lake City

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center
7500 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights

Dimple Dell Recreation Center
10670 S 1000 E, Sandy

Utah Olympic Oval
5662 Cougar Ln, Kearns

South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center
10866 S Redwood Rd, South Jordan

Daybreak Community Center
4544 Harvest Moon Dr, South Jordan

Magna Fitness and Recreation Center
3270 S 8400 W, Magna

Outdoor Running Trails

Jordan River ParkwayWasatch Front  Best

Crestwood ParkCottonwood Heights

Dimple Dell Regional Park – Sandy

Ferguson Canyon Trail – Sandy

Clark’s Trail – Draper

Bingham Creek Trailhead – South Jordan

Organizations

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

*High-Resolution photos may be downloaded and used for personal use providing credit is given with a link to UtahAgenda.com. Sorry no Hot-Linking permitted.

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.