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The cities of Draper and Lehi celebrated the opening of a new trail at the Salt Lake-Utah county line that connects more than 30 miles of continuous trail. Lehi made the new connection possible by expanding its Historic Lehi Rail Trail and officially connecting to Draper’s Point of the Mountain Trail.
“We were planning a north-to-south regional trail connection for several years, so to see it become a reality is very rewarding for our cities,” said Draper City Mayor Walker and Lehi City Mayor Johnson in a joint statement. “We invite all our residents and neighbors to come ride or run to our new trail section at the Point of the Mountain, which is linked to several trails spanning over many neighborhoods in both counties.”
The new connection creates more than 30 miles of continuous trail stretching north along the Porter Rockwell Trail to Sandy’s Historic District, and continuing south along the Murdock Canal Trail, to other regional trail connections, including the Jordan River Parkway and Provo River Parkway. This is the first extensive trail connection on the east side of I-15 for Salt Lake and Utah counties, which provides a new area for residents to cycle or run between the two counties.
This marks an achievement of connecting a regional trail route as outlined in both cities’ master plans. To celebrate the project completion, city officials shared remarks at a ribbon-cutting event with residents on bikes at the connection point. In addition, the cities embedded a large bronze monument plaque dubbed “the Golden Spoke” in the trail to mark the spot of connection.
To learn more and view a map of the trail route, visit draper.ut.us or lehi-ut.gov.