43 Popular Running Routes in Utah

43 Popular Running Routes in Utah

What Are the Top Running Cities in Utah?

According to the Strava and Garmin heat maps the most popular running areas in the state of Utah are:

Using the garmin popularity map I’ve pulled several trails that are popular in each of these areas.

Have you run any of these routes or trails?


Salt Lake City


provo


park city


st. george


layton/ogden


moab


logan


Salt Lake City Area Running Routes



Salt Lake City Running Popularity Heat Map

Salt Lake City is a largely populated area of the state. Even still, running in Salt Lake City can be beautiful. The city has many beautiful parks and canyons to run through, as well as several historical sites within the city that are also popular areas for taking a run through town.

Parks Run

Approximately 9.5 Miles


parks run in SLC


Liberty Park Run

Liberty Park Run

Approximately 3 Miles

Old House Loop

Approximately 3 Miles


Old House Loop Run


City Creek Run

City Creek

Approximately 6 Miles

Salt Lake City Marathon Route

Approximately 26 Miles




Emigration Canyon Run

Emigration Canyon

Approximately 8-15 Miles

Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Approximately 8+ Miles


Bonneville Shoreline Trail in SLC


PARK CITY AREA RUNNING ROUTES



Park City is a big skiing town with ski hills and cross country trails all throughout. The great thing about this winter hub, is that during the summer season, those trails make for great running paths. There are many trail races and opportunities within the Park City Area all throughout the warm months.

Park City Loop

Approximately 15 Miles




Glenwild Loop

Approximately 4.5 Miles

Loop Around the Outlets

Approximately 5 Miles


Running Loop Around the Outlets


Park City Trail Series 10K route

Park City Trail Series 10K

Approximately 6 Miles

Jupiter Peak

Approximately 15 Miles


Jupiter Peak Running route


Layton & Ogden Area Running routes



Ogden Running Heat Map

Layton and Ogden cities both butt up to a mountainous region that provides amazing running trails with beautiful views. There are less college students in the area than other cities like Salt Lake and Provo, which means you’ll likely find runners that have been running for years.

Mountain Road Run

Approximately 6.5 Miles




Ultimate Challenge Route

Approximately 114 Miles

Xterra Nationals Route

Approximately 5.5 Miles


Xterra Nationals Route


Lewis Peak Trail

Lewis Peak Trail

Approximately 10.5 Miles

Ben Lomond Trail

Approximately 13+ Miles


Ben Lomond Trail


Logan Area Running Routes



Logan, Utah Running Heat Map

Logan is a northern city in Utah that is really close to the neighboring state of Idaho. The city itself is more rural that many other cities in the Utah Valley, there are beautiful farmlands with horses and gorgeous views. The mountain area provides for a beautiful canyon full of running trails.

Greenville

Approximately 3 Miles



Lotoja Running route

Lotoja

Approximately 203 Miles

Crimson Trail

Approximately 4 Miles



Marketplace Running Circle

Marketplace Circle

Approximately 8 Miles


Provo & Orem Area Running Routes



Provo Running Heatmap

Provo is home to the popular Brigham Young University where students run for exercise and stress release on a regular basis. It’s considered one of the “fittest” cities in the US, which means you are likely to run into several other runners while you’re out. There are many paved trails that follow the provo river trail as well as dirt trails that go up the 2 canyons in the area.

Temple Run

Approximately 4 Miles


Provo Temple Run


Y Mountain Running Loop

Y Mountain Loop

Approximately 7-8 Miles

Rock Canyon Trail

Approximately 3+ Miles


Rock Canyon Running Trail


South Provo River Trail

South Provo River Trail

Approximately 6+ Miles

Bridal Veil Falls

Approximately 8 Miles


Bridal Veil Falls Running Route


Alpine Running Loop

Alpine Loop

Approximately 40 Miles

Cascadia Trail Series

Approximately 8 Miles




Bonneville Shoreline Loop

Bonneville Shoreline Loop

Approximately 5 Miles

Timpanogos Trail

Approximately 13 Miles


Mt. Timpanogos Trail


Porter Rockwell Trail

Porter Rockwell Trail

Approximately 5.5 Miles

St. George Area Running Routes



St. George running Heat Map

St. George is in Southern Utah where the weather stays much warmer than other parts of the state. There is a well known marathon that goes through the city (St. George Marathon) as well as a very active running community.

Zion National Park is also very close to the city of St. George and is a very popular running/hiking park with relays, marathons, and even ultra marathons that go through the beautiful park.

Snow Canyon Loop

Approximately 20 Miles


Snow Canyon Loop


St.George Marathon route

St.George Marathon Route

Approximately 26 Miles

Virgin River Trail

Approximately 8 Miles


Virgin River Trail


Bloomington Loop

Bloomington Loop

Approximately 4 Miles

Ironmn St. George Marathon Course

Approximately 26 Miles


Iron Man St. George Marathon Course


Zion Traverse

Zion Traverse

Approximately 48 Miles

Zion Observation Point

Approximately 7 Miles


Zion Observation Point


Moab Area running routes



Moab Running Heat Map

Moab is a big biking city, but those same trails are available to runners as well. There are several races that go through the Moab area, as well as Arches National Park.

Moab Slickrock Trail

Approximately 9 Miles


Zion Observation Point


Porcupine Rim Loop

Porcupine Rim Loop

Approximately 34 Miles

Moab Trail Marathon

Approximately 25 Miles




Arches Loop

Arches Loop

Approximately 26 Miles

Dead Horse

Approximately 45 Miles


Dead Horse

Nicole Hillstead-Jones

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I am an RRCA Certified running coach with a Nutrition Minor, which means not only do I love pinning on a racing bib myself, but I want to help you get there too! Whether you are brand new and hate running, or are a seasoned runner yourself, I enjoy getting to know each of my runners and helping them do their best.


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