Salt Lake City — A free map of the Jordan River Parkway Trail system is now available online and at several locations, designed and printed in partnership by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program, Jordan River Commission, and Salt Lake County.
“It has been a pleasure to assist Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation and the Jordan River Commission to complete the first printed map of the 45-mile Jordan River Parkway Trail. With this new map, people will have a great way to become physically more active and enjoy the outdoors in their communities along the river,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
“The map is the first of its kind,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. “It shows how residents can connect to other trail systems in Davis and Utah counties. It provides opportunities for biking and walking along 76 miles of separated paved trails in three counties.”
The new map highlights trailheads, public transit areas, urban parks, and conservation areas and has an educational component identifying native plants and animals that can be seen along the trail and river.
Through the America’s Great Outdoor Initiative, the NPS designed the trail map in conjunction with Salt Lake County and the Jordan River Commission. RTCA also is coordinating with the Utah Governor’s Office and Salt Lake County to facilitate discussions among the remaining cities where gaps in the trail still exist (four areas totaling less than four miles). Completion of these gaps and the availability of a parkway trail map will increase recreation access, improve physical activity opportunities, and improve awareness of public transit.
Printed copies of the map are free at various bike shops in Salt Lake County and available until supplies run out. The complete map is also available online at http://www.recreation.slco.org/parks/jordanRiverParkway/index.html