Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail
2009 through 2011 - 54 photos
(Last update February 2014)
Most of the work is completed along the old Denver Rio Grande Rail Line, to pave it from the north Side of Roy City to Farmington and connect to the Legacy Trail. The name of this trail is the Denver Rio Grande Western Rail Trail. This trail is about 18 miles long. It has all been paved up to the Farmington Creek Trail, which you can use to cross over to Tippetts Lane, then east by a short sidewalk along the south side of the State Street overpass to the Legacy Trail. There is still 3 miles unpaved along the rail line that will someday be paved all the way to Glover's Lane and Legacy, but we can now ride through on to Legacy using the Farmington Creek trail connection.
New:The 3 mile section of the Rail Trail south of Farmington Creek is now paved. One can ride all the way through to West Bountiful, by staying on the Prospector Trail to the south end. From the north side of Roy City to West Bountiful is 25 miles of paved trail.
There was a section in Clearfield that was blocked between 200 South and 700 South, because of an operating rail line that crossed the trail. That rail line was fenced on both sides, cutting of use of the trail. For the last year a new highway extension has been created extending SR 193 west, and north around the Freeport Center. In the process they are re-designing the Rail Trail with underpasses at each part of the trail impacted by the new highway. It will be nicer and safer when finished. Now that it is almost finished that Rail crossing has been re-designed too, and it will soon be open to traffic.
Weber Pathways is looking into a way to join the Rail Trail to the Weber Trail.
The Denver Rio Grande Western Rail Trail is pretty much very straight, and fairly level. It does slope a small amount to the south, and at the Roy end it slopes to the north. When riding this trail, you will find a lot of variation in scenery, and a bit of fun trying to wend your way through the stile gates at each street crossing, and there are a lot of street crossings.
This same rail line is used to the south of Farmington, but known by other trail names. There is a short section of the Legacy Trail that runs along it, and another section going south called the Prospector Trail ending in West Bountiful. Altogether these trails along the old rail line are about 25 miles total.
Denver & Rio Grande Pathway
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For most of these photos I used a small Canon Powershot, SX210, 14 Megapixel Camera which has Image Stabilazation and a lens going from wide angle to 14x optical zoom.
For some of the earlier photos I used a Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital Elph, 6 megapixel, with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom.
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