Jordan River Parkway Trail
The Jordan River flows over 50 miles from Utah Lake north to the Great Salt Lake and flows through three counties: Utah, Salt Lake and Davis.
There are only two gaps remaining to be completed in the Jordan River Parkway Trail. The gaps are located in Bluffdale City and Salt Lake City. Construction of the trail to eliminate these two gaps is expected to begin, and hopefully be completed, during 2017. When complete, the Jordan River Trail will be a 40+-mile continuous, non-motorized, paved trail from the river's headwaters at Utah Lake in Utah County to a connection with the Legacy Parkway Trail in Davis County near the Great Salt Lake. The trail also connects to the Murdock Canal Trail in Lehi City.
Salt Lake City section of the trail
The Jordan River Parkway Trail runs north-south through western neighborhoods from 2100 South to approximately 2600 North, with a short missing segment between 200 South and North Temple. An interim, signed detour route uses the 200 South, 1000 West, and North Temple bike lanes and sidewalks.
Completing the trail in Salt Lake City
The design of the missing section of Jordan River Parkway Trail between North Temple and 200 South is complete and construction funding is secured. Construction will begin during March 2017.
The new section of trail will consist of an arch bridge to span three mainline railroad tracks, connecting ramps and connecting trail sections. There will also be one at-grade rail crossing of a lightly used, low speed, spur-rail/yard-track. Safety features at this crossing will include bedstead barriers, flashing-light signals and bells. Check out the project location map and renderings of the new bridge. Construction updates will be provide here as the project moves forward.
- A complete map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail system has been designed and printed through the efforts of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, the Jordan River Commission, and Salt Lake County.
- My Jordan River, is a digital guide and map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Visit this website from your smartphone or desktop computer.
- The Salt Lake City Bikeways Map shows the trail within the boundaries of Salt Lake City.
- Google Earth Map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail - This map shows the location of the trail in Google Earth as of August 2014. (Note: To view this map you must have the free Google Earth software installed on your computer)
Special places along the trail
Within the Salt Lake City limits, the Jordan River Parkway is maintained as a linear park. The parkway passes through or is adjacent to nine City parks, one County park and three city golf courses including 1700 South River Park, Modesto Park, Jordan Park, International Peace Gardens, 9th South River Park, Constitution Park (SL County), Cottonwood Park, Riverside Park, Glendale Golf Course, Roots Disc Golf Course and Rose Park Golf Course. Other interesting features along the parkway include the Bend-in-the-River Open Space at 1100 South and the Jordan River Peace Labyrinth at 1500 South.
Reporting maintenance needs
Maintenance of the Jordan River Parkway Trail is the responsibility of each city though which the trail passes. Some cities maintain the trail with city crews and others contract with either Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation or Utah County Parks and Recreation for trail maintenance. For additional information about who maintains each section of the trail please visit the Salt Lake County Jordan River Parkway page.
Additional information about the trail:
- Jordan River Commission
- Salt Lake County Jordan River Parkway
- Utah County Jordan River Parkway
- Wikipedia Jordan River Parkway
Master Plans for the Jordan River Corridor:
- Blueprint Jordan River
- Salt Lake County Jordan River Trail Master Plan
- Jordan River Parkway Trail Completion - Salt Lake County Area