Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail is a 23.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Centerville, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail is a paved trail that extends from Roy to Centerville . It provides a great place to walk, run, or bike down a dedicated route, but it is quite crowded and requires several street crossings. This section runs from Layton to Clinton. Most of this trail is exposed to the sun. It is great for exercise, but not so much for a nature walk. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail extends north from West Bountiful and passes through the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, where it joins the Legacy Parkway Trail. Continuing north, the trail travels through Farmington, Kaysville, Layton, Clearfield and Clinton to Hinckley Drive on the border of Roy and West Haven. The former right-of-way, most recently used by Union Pacific Railroad, was railbanked by the Utah Transit Authority in 2003. The various cities it links have agreements with the rail agency to maintain the trail. For a longer journey, continue south on the Legacy Parkway Trail from Centerville to reach North Salt Lake. The Jordan River Parkway Trail seamlessly continues south from that point, running nearly 50 miles across the northsouth length of Salt Lake County.
I have ridden from West Bountiful to Clear field! My goal is to go from West Bountiful to Ogden and back...
This rail trail stretches from Centerville to West Haven. There are many access points. It is a great paved trail for biking, walking, and running. It connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail in Centerville which continues south to Jordan Parkway. Jordan Parkway goes about 40 miles through Salt Lake County. The three rail trails together total about 80 miles.
I loved the small section I did today. will be doing more for sure. very few people.
Rode 20 miles today from the northern end point of the trail in Roy/West Haven to south Clearfield. There was plenty of traffic even with the scattered showers all morning, but the trail is wide enough that I only had to slow down to get around people one time. There definitely is a lot of street crossings, and only two had stoplights - the rest you just waited for a break in the traffic or for a couple of cars that recognized the pedestrian/bike crossings.
Not many goatheads on the trail - I only picked up one - but I've had trouble with them on this trail on previous rides in the summer and fall. The only real parking area I saw was at Steed Park. Lots of streetside areas, but I personally wouldn't trust them.