A quick escape to nature right from downtown. Pleasant canyon run alongside a creek. A pretty steady uphill climb. Main paved Canyon Road is closed to cars on odd days May-Oct. Numerous additional trail running options.
Located on the east edge of downtown, the Bonneville trail is a well-maintained singletrack that follows the Ice Age Bonneville Lake Shoreline. Hilly, with great views.
Close to most of Salt Lake City’s popular offices and hotels, Liberty Park is an easily accessible, and popular downtown running spot.
Located in Southern Salt Lake City, this is the “crown jewel” among regional parks in the Salt Lake Valley. Popular with runners, Sugar House Park offers 110 acres of lush, rolling green space in a great SLC neighborhood.
A tour of both Liberty Park and Sugar House Park, using some pretty neighborhood streets connecting them, which are ~2 miles apart. Total is 7.5 miles, fairly flat.
There are several wonderful, centrally located residential neighborhoods in Salt Lake City that are great for running. We recommend The Avenues, the area around Liberty Park, including Yalecrest, and the Highland Park/Sugar House neighborhoods.
Attracting lots of bicyclists, walkers, and runners, the route is mostly paved and fairly hilly. Running this route, you’ll pass several of Salt Lake City’s famous landmarks.
The Great Salt Lake sits around several islands, and offers outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities. There are many running options in this area. Antelope Island State Park is among the highlights.
The University of Utah has a beautiful campus with the mountains so close you can almost touch them. One can put together a nice 3-4 miles within the campus or around the perimeter. There are also great trails nearby.