The communities of ‘South Summit’ are, arguably, late to the public trails agenda but with the creation of the South Summit Trails Foundation, trails advocates are finally organized and engaged.
Trail systems provide not only recreational amenities but crucially alternative transportation routes and an economic stimulus. Along the Wasatch Front, core routes such as the Jordan River Parkway, Bonneville Shoreline and Murdock Canal trails have become key commuter connectors. Trail complexes like Corner Canyon in Draper, American Fork Canyon, and others in Park City, Heber, Midway and Moab have proven to be economic drivers.
The South Summit Trails Foundation established as a 501C3 non-profit provides the same template successfully utilized to master plan trails throughout Utah. We now have the opportunity to create a planned, interconnected trail system here in “The Gateway to the Uintas.”
I invite the citizens of all of South Summit’s Communities to be creative and join the conversation by participating in the South Summit Trails Foundation. Together we can craft trails projects that will pay back dividends for decades.