Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Utah’s newest trail opens at Provo Canyon

Utah County officials on Saturday celebrated the opening of the 17-mile Murdock Canal Trail that starts at the mouth of Provo Canyon and ends at Thanksgiving Point.

The 15-foot-wide paved trail for pedestrians and bicycles, and an adjacent trail for horses, were made possible when the Provo River Water Users Association enclosed the Provo Reservoir Canal in a 126-inch steel pipe.

As many as 1.8 million people are expected to use the trail annually. Salt Lake Tribune