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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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Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!

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

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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

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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

SKI for FREE

SKI FREE AFTER 3

Alta Ski Resort's Ski Free After 3, Free Skiing, Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah, Snow Skiing, Little Cottonwood CanyonSunnyside Lift provides access to long gentle slopes in the Albion Basin, ideal for beginners and those just learning to ski. Adventurous skiers may find some shorter intermediate trails through the trees. If you are planning on teaching a child or friend to ski for the first time, start on Alta’s rope tows which, are free all day long, and when ready, move over to the Sunnyside Lift.

Sunnyside Lift is a detachable triple making it easy to get on and off the chair.

Where: Sunnyside Lift

When: Every Day – No Blackout Dates. At 3 pm Alta opens the gates at Sunnyside

Parking: Albion Base

Rentals: Alta Ski Shop after 2:30 pm, Alta Sports after 3:00 pm

Pass/Ticket not required

Alta Ski Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah

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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         Click, Drag & Drop Gold Person (top left corner) for Panoramic View. It’s Fun!

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.

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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.

Sleigh Bells ‘n Whistles

Train Ride, Sleigh Ride and a Cowboy, Poet, Heber Utah, Heber Creeper, Provo Canyon, Winter Activities

Experience Heber Valley’s winter wonderland as you travel over the river and through the fields…first by train, then by sleigh! Along the way, you’ll stop for a journey by horse drawn sleighs or wagons (dependent on snow conditions) through the beautiful country setting, to a ranch shelter. There, you’ll delight to tales told by an authentic cowboy poet and enjoy sweet treats and hot beverages around the old-time pot-bellied stove. Then, climb aboard again and return to the Heber Depot.

Winter Sleigh Ride to visit a Cowboy Poet, Heber Utah Provo Canyon, Park CityThe train departs from the Heber Valley Railroad Depot and travels toward Midway for a beautiful view of the Deer Creek Reservoir and Heber Valley. Along the route, you’ll stop for an old-fashioned group sleigh ride through snow-covered fields, then return to the Heber Valley Railroad Depot in the warmth of the train. Fare includes approximately 30-minute, round-trip train ride, group sleigh/wagon ride, refreshments and entertainment.

Dates: Snow Conditions Permitting

January 2 & January 16, 2010
February 6 & February 20, 2010
March 6 & March 20, 2010

Schedule: 3:00 pm Depart Heber Depot / 4:30 pm Return
Fares: $38 Adult/Senior, $28 Child (3-12)

Dress warmly for the sleigh ride and make sure to bring your camera…you just might see deer and elk along the way!
Perfect for all ages, families, friends and groups (can comfortably accommodate up to 60 passengers, larger groups also welcome).
Advance reservations are required 24-hours in advance. No outside food or beverage is allowed.

Gondola Ride & Mountain Hiking

Hiking, Pine Lake Trail, The Canyons Resort, Gondola Ride, Park City, UtahCapture panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains, Canyons Resort and Park City as the Red Pine Gondola speeds you to your alpine summer adventure at 8,000 feet. Mountain bikes are welcome.

Park City Canyons offers some of the finest hiking trails in the Park City area. Take a scenic gondola ride to access the Mid-Mountain Trail.

Explore the many trails at Canyons on your own or sign up for a guided hiking tour through All Seasons Adventures. Call 435-615-8086 for All Seasons Adventures.

Open July 1st – October 2
Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Gondola tickets are available for purchase at Canyon Mountain Sports, located in Canyons Resort Village or the General Store, located in the Grand Summit Hotel.

Park City – Canyons Village
4000 Canyons Resort Dr Park City, UT 84098 (888) 226-9667

Park City Farmers Market

Park City Farmers MarketA seasonal Farmers Market held at the Silver King Resort in Park City, Utah.

The market offers a large assortment of fresh local goods from Utah Farmers and vendors, music, food, arts & crafts and fresh breads.

June 1–October 31
Wednesdays 12–6 PM

Mountain Biking/Hiking at the Canyons

Mountain Biking, The Canyons Resort, Park city, Utah Discover miles of scenic trails that allow you to explore the resort and connect with Park City’s massive trail network. Trailheads are located at the base area and mid-mountain near Red Pine Lodge.

This summer, we will also be running the High Meadow chair lift from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, providing access to the family-friendly Red Pine Loop. There is no additional charge for riding this lift and bike racks will be available. Also be aware that sheep grazing occurs on these mountains. Keep pets leashed at all times and avoid herd dogs as they may become aggressive. Note: Helmets are required for those biking at the resort.

Mountain bike rentals are available at a number of locations in the Resort Village. Trail Maps are available at Canyon Mountain Sports in the Resort Village and can be downloaded from our website.