What Are the Top Running Cities in Utah?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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