Bicycle Ride along Jordan River Parkway
showing the northern parts of the trail
May 2009 - 42 photos
(Last update October 2015)
There used to be many areas that didn't connect along the Jordan River trail, but now only a couple remain.
The one up north is at North Temple. To get through you need to detour along the city streets to get back on the riverside pathway. The trail doesn't go through where the east west railroad tracks run, about 7 of them as I remember. If going south, the best way around this is to go 2 blocks east to 10th West, 3 blocks south to the east west I-80, and turn west on the north side for 2 blocks back to the river and ride under the freeway through the new underpass. The detour is about 7 city blocks. I haven't found any timeline for putting in a trail at this point.
There is now a nice pedestrain crossing over North Temple, where they put in TRAX Rail out to the Airport, and good sidewalks on the south side of North Temple.
Over in the Midvale/Sandy area the trail came out on 700 West at about 8500 South. This was the end of the northern part of the Jordan River Trail for a long time. Now, about two blocks south of 76th South, there is a bridge acorss to the west side of the river, and a new trail runs under the powerlines. It goes under 90th south then east to River Oaks Golf Course. At the Club House take the golf bridge across the river and the next one over a canal, then turn left back on the trail, which is open all the way through to 146th South.
You can now ride even farther than 146 South now. See my Jordan River South ride.
Jordan River Parkway
There are many parks and a few golf courses along the Jordan Pathway. At 10th South there is the Jordan Park with a section dedicated to International Peace Gardens. That was quite interesting. It was set up to have gardens dedicated to different countries.
We usually stop at 7800 South to have lunch at Archibald's, in Gardner Village. Sometimes we park at Gardner Village and ride north first then back. Sometimes we go south from there and back.
I have been down riding the Jordan River Trail many times now, sometimes riding for 50 miles at a time, and once 72 miles. I did that long run by starting at Farmington and riding the Legacy Pathway first. There was a two mile section of trail between Legacy and the Jordan trail that was not paved for a long time, but now the connection is all paved. You can ride over 100 miles along these combined trails if you want.
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