Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail

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The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail extends from Farmington Bay Bird Refuge, where it joins the Legacy Parkway Trail, and runs north through Layton, Clearfield, and Clinton to Hinckley Drive (3600 S) north of Roy. In Clearfield there is a detour around a railroad crossing, which isn't marked but is easy to figure out. From the Legacy Parkway Trail, you can pick up the Jordan River Parkway Trail.

The abandoned right-of-way is owned by the Utah Transit Authority in a land bank for future transportation needs. The various cities it links have agreements with the light- and commuter-rail agency to maintain the trail.

Parking and Trail Access

A half-mile south from the trail's northern endpoint at U-79 (Hinckley Drive), you'll find parking at the Sandridge FrontRunner Station (4000 S and Sandridge Drive) in Roy; the station is less than a block east of the trail. A little further south, you can also find parking in Heritage Park (1300 N and 1000 W) in Clinton. In Layton, the mid-point of the trail, you can park at Ellison Park (750 N. Cold Creek Way) on the western side of the trail. Near the trail's southern end, parking is available in Farmington at the Legacy Event Center (151 South 1100 West) on the eastern side of the trail.

Reviews

Good Ride

   July, 2014 by bkel

I rode 20 miles round trip from Farmington to Kaysville. This is a nice flat trail with beautiful countryside and of course a mountain view. I didn't care for the many street crossings--the gates are set up that you pretty much have to get off your bike ...read more

Great ride, but...

   December, 2012 by lazybiker

Rode the entire length from 400 N to Hinckley Drive, 22 Dec 2012. Overall was an outstanding ride and totally emjoyable. Somehow I found myself on the Legacy Trail for a short section around the Farmington Station, but got back on D&RGW at Clark Street. ...read more

   September, 2012 by ltbike

Rode this trail August, 2012. It is funny because I could not locate hardly any information on this trail. I called the city parks dept. and city manager in several towns, etc. etc. Nobody knew anything about it. We hunted around and ended up parking ...read more