Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail
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.