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Salt Lake County, Utah

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Top Running Spots in and near Salt Lake County

  • Summit County, Utah

    Mountain Bike the Genwild/Jeremy Ranch Trails

    6 mi / 700 ft gain
    There are several places to access the trail system and several good places to park on both the Jeremy Ranch side and the Glenwild side. One of my favorite options is to park at the end of Jeremy Road and then take the 24-7 trail into the action. This is also a good way to access the Flying Dog t...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Ride the RTS Trail

    2.6 mi / 366 ft gain
    The RTS trail at Utah's Olympic Park (ski jumping, bobsled, skeleton, and luge), is a fantastic beginner-to-intermediate trail. Since it's a short loop at only 2.6 miles and 366 feet of elevation gain, it's perfect for kids and beginners. Most of the sections are smooth dirt that winds through as...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Hike Empire Pass Ridge

    3.25 mi / 800 ft gain
    Starting at an elevation of 8,960 feet at Empire Pass, the trail follows the ridge to the west. It starts off on a gravel road, but quickly turns into a single-track trail once you pass the buried water tank. For the most part, you will stay on the ridge and have great views of Clayton Peak, Deer...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Run the Historic Park City Union Pacific Rail Trail

    28 mi / 800 ft gain
    The Park City Rail Trail is a fantastic trail for walks, running, and biking in the spring, summer, and fall. During the winter it's groomed so you can Nordic ski, fat bike, run or walk.  Park City's historic Union Pacific Rail Trail has been paved from Bonanza Drive in Park City all the way out ...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Hike Past Mining Relics in Daly Canyon

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    To get to Daly Canyon, just continue up Main Street in Park City. The road turns to dirt soon after the last house and a gate is closed across the road not far beyond that.  Hiking, biking, or jogging up the old road you'll have the stream to your left and about a 1/4 mile up you'll see the old J...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Bike or Hike Park City's Mid Mountain Trail

    5.0
    22.8 mi / 4457 ft gain
    The Mid-Mountain Trail is unique to Park City. It's an epic trail that connects Deer Valley, to Park City Mountain Resort, and Canyons Village. Traversing at approximately 8,300 feet elevation, the trail is comprised of 13 sections and is a 22.8 mile point-to-point ride from Deer Valley to Canyon...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike Mount Timpanogos via Aspen Grove

    4.0
    14 mi / 5140 ft gain
    The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. This usually means that fewer people take this route, and on an extremely popular mountain like Timpanogos, that’s a good thing. The trail is 14 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 5,140 feet.  The hike begins at...
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  • Wallsburg, Utah

    Walk the Deer Creek Dam Trail

    4.0
    8.03 mi / 400 ft gain
    While driving East, the turnoff to the trailhead is just left of the dam. There is a size-able parking lot and rest rooms available. The hike itself is a dirt path and easy to follow. Access to the water's edge is restricted until you are 1500 feet past the dam. Though the trail is designed for b...
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  • Layton, Utah

    Stroll through the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

    5.0
    1 mi
    The wetlands of The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve are a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, making this destination a birder's paradise.Great for all ski...
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  • Huntsville, Utah

    Green Pond Loop

    4.5
    2.44 mi / 436 ft gain
    About a mile before Snowbasin, is a parking lot with a map and trail marker. The first incline is steep and follows a single track trail that leads to the ponds. This trail is great year-round, but in the winter, you may have some stray backcountry snowboarders in the area. It's pretty quiet over...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Malans Peak

    5.0
    4.3 mi / 2129 ft gain
    You can reach this trail either via 27th Street or 29th Street in Ogden, Utah. Get on one of those roads and then head east until you reach the mountain. On 27th St. there is some parking on the road with a sign reminding people to keep their dogs on leash. On 29th St. there is a large parking lo...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Hike the Wheeler Creek and Icebox Canyon Loop

    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead from Ogden drive up Ogden Canyon toward Pine View Reservoir. Right when the canyon begins to open up and you can see the actual dam there is a turn off on the south side of the road that leads down a dirt road to a very small parking area and the trailhead. If the parking ...
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