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Utah Trails and Pathways

Last update · October 6, 2023

Category: Recreation Data Type: Line GIS data Steward: UGRC

The Utah Trails and Pathways map layer represents off-street features and important road connections that augment Utah's recreational trail and transportation network. This map layer features many of Utah's trails and pathways but is not yet complete.

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A closer look

This dataset primarily depicts features used by hikers/pedestrians and bikers. It began with map data purchased from a private entity (Orbital View, Inc), for which full rights werCe purchased by the GOED Office of Outdoor Recreation in July 2014. Since the original purchase, subsequent substantive updates have included: 2014 Revisions from National Park service; 2015 additions from Emery County; June 2016 additions from Cache County US Forest Service Geodata Hub (all forests except Sawtooth in NW Box Elder County), and Mountainland Association of Governments (Utah and Wasatch counties); 2018/2019 additions as part of the multimodal project; and currently ongoing updates by WFRC transportation planners.

Presently, the planned approach for on street bicycle lanes and routes is to incorporate them in the the statewide roads GIS layer using left and right side attributes. On street bike infrastructure is not expected to be represented in this map layer.

Although it is a work in progress, this dataset represents a substantial starting point to integrate additional trail systems from other local, state, and federal agencies. The success of this effort will rely heavily on local government and land stewards to review and continue to improve upon this data. Additional segments can be submitted to UGRC for inclusion in this dataset.

Note: Significant enhancements (including a schema change) were made to this layer in June 2020.


For a more specific query of facility types, use the CartoCode field:

Hiking Only (Hiking and walking are the only uses allowed on this facility)
Hiking and Biking (Singletrack, natural surface facility. Hiking and biking are allowed)
Paved Shared Use (Paved shared use path, recreational path, urban pathway)
Road-concurrent (Facility is on or adjacent to a road, generally a natural surface double track, forest service road, canal road, etc.)
Biking Only- (Biking is the primary or only use on this facility. High speeds, blind corners and technical features are common. For safety reasons, hiking, if not expressly prohibited, is not recommended.)
Equestrian Primary (Equestrian is the primary use on this facility)
Steps (Steps, staircase, or other feature that is not accessible to wheeled or assistive devices on otherwise paved / accessible route)
Bridge, Tunnel (Grade change above or below ground surface, generally a bridge or tunnel)
Link (Network route connection, see Link on CVDomain_TrailClass tab)
Class For a general query of facility types, use the Class field:
Paved, off-street travelway designed for non-motorized users, generally wider and with greater separation from roadway than a standard sidewalk
Natural surface travelway (dirt, gravel, slickrock, snow, etc)
Network route connection through a parking lot, alleyway, etc. where a road segment does not exist but can be traversed via walking or bicycling
Developed (generally concrete) steps or stairs, usually occurring along a paved route
Grade Separated Crossing
Paved crossing feature above or below roadway, train track, etc. for walking and bicycling use only
Update history
  • October 6, 2023

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