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Get Pedaling: 4 trails in Salt Lake County to enjoy during National Bike Month

Posted By Regional Development
May 21, 2020

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There are plenty of ways to participate in National Bike Month this May, whether you’re an essential employee biking to and from your job, taking the kids on a P.E. break from homeschooling, or looking for a safe way to get out of your confining house and into some fresh air.

To celebrate National Bike Month in Salt Lake County, take a spin on one of these four trails.

Parley's Trail in Salt Lake City

1. Parley's Trail

On the east portion of the 8-mile trail, it goes over bridges, under tunnels and along the edge of Sugar House Park from Parley's Canyon. On the west portion, the trail follows UTA's S-Line Streetcar with urban art/murals and ends at Jordan River.

    • Where: East or west starting from Sugar House Park, 1330 2100 South, Salt Lake City
    • Best time to ride: All times
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2. Mountain View Corridor

The Mountain View Corridor features 17 miles of unique views of the Oquirrh Mountains and the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The Wasatch looks beautiful from this vantage point! The northern section of the trail has some hills, with the southern section being flatter.

    • Where: 11400 South to 4100 South
    • Best time to ride: Morning or evening for great views and cool temperatures 

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3. Jordan River Parkway

This 45-mile trail meanders alongside the Jordan River and has fun stops along the way, such as the International Peace Gardens, Gardner Village and numerous parks. You may see birds and other wildlife during your ride. To view different parts of the trail on a map, visit https://myjordanriver.org/.
    • Where: Rose Park to Bluffdale and anywhere in between
    • Best time to ride: Any time between 5 a.m.-11 p.m.

4. Porter Rockwell Trail

The Porter Rockwell Trail is a fun 4.8-mile ride past parks and through neighborhoods. It's named after Orrin Porter Rockwell, a Mormon settler in the 1800s and bodyguard for Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. The trail provides options to explore by connecting in multiple spots to the Draper Irrigation Canal Trail.

    • Where: 9000 South (start at the UTA TRAX station)
    • Best time to ride: All times

Salt Lake County's Planning & Transportation department believes bicycling is a safe, healthy and equitable mode of transportation. Volunteers on the county's Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) identify opportunities to improve bicycle commuting and recreation throughout the county and share those recommendations with the Mayor. For more information, visit slco.org/bicycle