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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

20140118_115649Jordan River Parkway Trail – 5400 S to 4800 S – Taylorsville, Utah

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

20140116_133606Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour an Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits.

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Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755

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

Willow Creek Park

Willow Creek Park, Sandy, Utah, City Parks, Tennis Courts, Running Trail, Playgrounds, Children's Activities, Sledding, TubingLocated at the northeast end of Sandy City, this full service park provides many recreation opportunities for our citizens. Featuring 1 baseball field, a small utility play field, an outdoor pavilion with 7 picnic tables, a playground and a 1/2 mile jogging trail.

The park is used often by all in the area. One of the prettier parks in the Sandy Parks System.

Winter Activities

Small gentle slopes provide free sledding and tubing fun for the little ones.

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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.

Jordan River Parkway – Winchester Park Trailhead

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Heading north from Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. It’s January and the restrooms are even open, impressive.

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Winchester Park in Murray, Utah is well maintained with a pretty pond, ducks and geese, a playground for the kids, restrooms and picnic tables.

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Winchester Park Playground

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Jordan Parkway trail following the Jordan River

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It snowed heavy in November this year and the temperature has remained under freezing keeping the snow for almost two months now.

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A very pretty sunny day today

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Not to many people on trail today, still a bit cold for most.

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Trail crosses river here

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Interesting story about Native American Indians in early Utah

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A little reflecting time…

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Path crosses beneath Belt Route 215

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Some say there are ghosts under here

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There’s beauty in a leafless tree

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Great tree-house tree!

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This is the second birdhouse like this I’ve seen along the trail. Think it’s a science project?

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Hickman Fort, I never knew

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Where the houses are was Hickman Fort

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Lot’s of quiet open space and blue sky’s

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Few people walking their dogs

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Approaching 5400 South and Millrace Park

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5400 South rest stop with restroom, drinking fountain (weather permitting) and picnic pavilion. I’ll turn around here for now and head back home.

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Jordan Parkway Trail is great for bicycling too.

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Jordan River looking pretty

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Walking her dog

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View of the Wasatch Mountains from trail. Good-bye for now. I’ll be back.

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, FarmAs a public park, Wheeler Historic Farm is open everyday during daylight hours to walk the farm and visit the animals.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated and are they pets. You are welcome to pet the animals, please do so with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755