Lake Mead N.R.A.

Lake Mead N.R.A.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jordan Parkway and a Ride Downtown in SLC

July 25, 2011 Pony Express RV Resort, North Salt Lake City, Utah
Monday the 25th was a Mormon holiday known as "Pioneer Days" celebrating the pioneers that settled in what is now Salt Lake City and Utah.  Therefore, there were lots of parades scheduled over the weekend the largest being downtown in SLC.  We had planned to ride the bikes down town early enough to catch the parade. However, Joyce didn't feel well initially and we postponed leaving until nearly 10:00 when the parade was well underway.
We took the Jordan River Parkway which borders our RV Park, and headed south hoping to pickup an east-west side street into downtown.
End of the Pavement 
Unpaved portion of Jordan River Parkway
The Jordan River is to the left of the trees.
Jordan River
The intersections on the trail are poorly marked so it was difficult to determine what the cross streets are. Suffice it to say we went too far south but made it into downtown. Unfortunately, the parade was over by the time we got there.

We rode around a bit and rode through Trolley Square, an upscale shopping area.

On the way back we stopped for a break along the river. Then we came across a golf course advertising cold drinks in the snack shop. We were out of water so we stopped for a snack!

Moments after getting home, my front tire went completely flat. It seems I picked up a thorn. In addition it was threatening to rain so our timing was pretty good. We rode just over 20 miles which was pretty good considering we hadn't been out in a while.


  1. Wow, a 20 mile ride! And, knowing Utah in the summer, it was probably in just a little bit of hot weather! Enjoy following your travels.

  2. Looks like another great bike trail. Another one to add to the list, I love those trails.

  3. Thank goodness the flat happened after you adventure... Great photos!
    Have fun & Travel safe