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Bell Canyon Trail

Bell Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 5.4 mile out and back hike featuring a lake and city views. Located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Sandy, Utah offering fishing, hiking, and winter snowshoeing.

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Bell Canyon Trail, Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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Utah Walking Paths Photo Journal

Our chief editor Scotty Reed on a fitness craze decided to walk his extra pounds away while photographing some of Utah’s best running, hiking, biking and walking trails. Come follow his journey!

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 7800 S to 6500 S - West Jordan, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 7800 S to 6500 S – West Jordan, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 4800 S to 3900 S – Taylorsville, Utah

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20140117_121326Jordan River Parkway Trail – 6500 S to 5400 S – Murray, Utah

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Mystic Hot Springs

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

Mystic Hot Springs - Monroe, Utah, Sevier County, Southern Utah, Health & Wellness, Concerts, Music, Acoustic, Camping, Hiking, CabinsMystic Hot Springs creates an authentic environment which raises self-awareness by 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 DVD’s, create stunning Lampwork glass Jewelery 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 the 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, HikingHomesteaded in 1886 by the Cooper family, Mystic Hot Springs (formerly known as Monroe Hot Springs) has gone through 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 horse and buggys 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 it frequently. When he realized how much new cabins would cost, he started poking around the valley thinking he may be able to aquire old shacks from the 40’s or 50’s. 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 came to realize that a lot of 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.

Soaking $10.00 per person Day use
Camping $20.00 per person includes soaking Overnight
Cabins $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Buses $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Dorm Room $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Concerts $5.00 extra per person

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a U.S. National Monument protecting 1,880,461 acres (760,996 ha) of land in southern Utah encompassing three main regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Canyons of the Escalante – all of which are managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.

Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

20140118_115359 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahToday I begin my walk at 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.

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Jordan River Parkway, Murray, UtahGoogle Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!

20140118_115531 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville

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20140118_115855 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOff-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

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

20140118_134756 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahKids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_120133 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEquestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway

20140118_121024 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRestrooms not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children playground and grass sports field here.

20140118_121343 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahLarge Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background

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20140118_122431 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTrail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun

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20140118_122629 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMurray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!

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20140118_123025 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOverlook Point to view the Marshlands

20140118_123147 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOutdoor Amphitheater for summer performances

20140118_123201 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJordan River Marshlands

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20140118_123327 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands

20140118_123452 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEarly Utah Pioneers – Snarr Settlement

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20140118_124315 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful view of the Jordan River

20140118_124603 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahWalkway to protect the Marshlands

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20140118_125254 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTurnaround point for the day.  4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles.

20140118_125845 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOn my return headed south. Grab a few new light photo’s.

20140118_130112 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMagical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.

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Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree

20140118_133521 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahCreekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti. Neat idea!

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20140118_133942 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRiver Reflection Time

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20140118_134314 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBoat loading dock for floating the Jordan River

20140118_134407 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJanuary Horse Riding Girl

Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!

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Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah

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LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square

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Is that a halo?

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LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder

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Angle Moroni blowing his horn!

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Statue of Brigham Young

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A beautiful pond in front of the Temple

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Bare Tree January Beauty

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LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now

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Water fountain at LDS Conference Center

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Walking through Temple Square

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Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs

Fly with the Flock 5K

Running with Nature, 5K Run, Ogden Nature Center, Ogden, Utah, Children's Activities, Family, Annual Pancake BreakfastThe Ogden Nature Center’s annual 5K Trail Run and Pancake Breakfast is slated for the first Saturday in May annually.

This isn’t your average 5K– you’ll also get to meet live birds, enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast, score a fun goodie bundle & a cool, technical t-shirt as well as a kids dash & fun activities for the littles!

1st Saturday in May Annually

Ogden Nature Center
966 W 12th St Ogden, UT 84404-5410 (801) 621-7595

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, Taylorsville, Utah

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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.