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Preston
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« on: March 14, 2012, 06:36:23 pm »

I am looking for a good place to get some big down-hill miles in the Salt Lake Valley, or close to it.  I am unfamiliar with Emigration Canyon, and am looking for a bit of help.

Is it safe to run, or is there a running trail next to the road or close to it?
If it isn't a good place for good down-hill miles, what other suggestions do you have?

Thanks in advance!
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Rob Murphy
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 07:06:09 pm »

It's as safe as any road and more safe than most. Usually has more bike traffic than cars and they can be  pain. I advise running on the South side of the road both ways. No trail, but a wide, paved shoulder most of the way.
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Jake Krong
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 07:54:48 pm »

Agree with Rob - its a great place to get some uphill/downhill miles. The majority of the traffic is the people that live up there, and not many people do. Sometimes I get a little sketched out running it in the dark when cars are going fast - but in the daylight for the most part its pretty safe - the turns are wide enough. Safer than running on most of the roads in SLC!

City Creek Canyon is another good one.
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Chad Robinson
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 01:10:27 pm »

In addition to being relatively safe it is both runnable up and down within somewhat normal parameters.  It definately makes for a good workout.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 03:09:57 pm »

In addition to being relatively safe it is both runnable up and down within somewhat normal parameters.

...as long as you turn around before reaching the top of big mountain.
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Preston
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 03:39:17 pm »

Thanks for all the help guys!
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Kam
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 02:03:48 pm »

I'll add another plug for City Creek Canyon.  If you start at Memory Grove, you can get in 7 uphill miles with outhouses and water fountains, some of which are on year round.
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