Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah (Featured Photo)
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!
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Today 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.
Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!
Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah
I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!
Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square
Is that a halo?
LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder
Angle Moroni blowing his horn!
Statue of Brigham Young
A beautiful pond in front of the Temple
Bare Tree January Beauty
LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now
Water fountain at LDS Conference Center
Walking through Temple Square
Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs
Today 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.
Heading north from Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. It’s January and the restrooms are even open, impressive.
Winchester Park in Murray, Utah is well maintained with a pretty pond, ducks and geese, a playground for the kids, restrooms and picnic tables.
Winchester Park Playground
Jordan Parkway trail following the Jordan River
It snowed heavy in November this year and the temperature has remained under freezing keeping the snow for almost two months now.
A very pretty sunny day today
Not to many people on trail today, still a bit cold for most.
Trail crosses river here
Interesting story about Native American Indians in early Utah
A little reflecting time…
Path crosses beneath Belt Route 215
Some say there are ghosts under here
There’s beauty in a leafless tree
Great tree-house tree!
This is the second birdhouse like this I’ve seen along the trail. Think it’s a science project?
Hickman Fort, I never knew
Where the houses are was Hickman Fort
Lot’s of quiet open space and blue sky’s
Few people walking their dogs
Approaching 5400 South and Millrace Park
5400 South rest stop with restroom, drinking fountain (weather permitting) and picnic pavilion. I’ll turn around here for now and head back home.
Jordan Parkway Trail is great for bicycling too.
Jordan River looking pretty
Walking her dog
View of the Wasatch Mountains from trail. Good-bye for now. I’ll be back.
Welcome to Tuesday Trail Runs, a series of trail runs that are participant lead and non-competitive. You can run with friends and a group or pick up the pace for training. All ability levels are welcome. Runs last from 1 to 1 1/2 hours on trails throughout Park City. Meet promptly at 6 p.m. at the scheduled trailhead and don’t forget your water!
Start/finish are both at Kane Creek Trail head parking lot. Both events, the 6.5 and 9.5 milers, will both start together at 8:00 am. Runners will run on Kane Creek dirt road approximately 1.25 miles to the Amasa Back trail head. Runners will then drop down a steep rocky technical four wheel drive road into Kane Creek. Crossing Kane Creek (there may be water) runners will start a long technical climb to the first overlook, which is approximately 3 miles from the start line. Once runners have crested the first overlook they will run about 1 mile to the first aid station at the Jackson Hole/Amasa Back Junction, this will be 4 miles. 6.5 mile runners will veer right and head down the fast 2 mile technical single track back to the finish line. The other runners will head up still continuing up Amasa Back to the Amasa Back/Rock Stacker Junction, approximately 1 mile from aid station. Now runners will continue onto Rock Stacker and enjoy the fast single track, slick rock terrain, amazing views of Dead Horse Point and the mighty Colorado River just below them.
All runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks and the majestic snow capped La Sal Mountain range.
Packet Pick-up: Day of race at the Kane Creek trailhead
Race Date: Saturday April 9th, 2011
Where: Kane Creek trailhead, Moab, Utah
Start time for both events: 8:00 am
Directions to trailhead: From Center and Main head south and make a right on Kane Creek Blvd. (Burger King & Mc Donald’s on corner). Drive down Kane Creek Blvd tell Kane Creek turns into a dirt road, make sure not to veer onto 500 west, which will be about ¾ a mile from Kane Creek right hand turn.
All runners will receive a shirt
April 9, 2011 start time 8:00 am
Check in for race will be at 7:00am race day
Registration Fee $45 Field Limit 100
Contact Chris Martinez at [email protected]
P.O. Box 27 Moab, UT 84532