Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, Park City

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The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is a recreational trail that follows abandoned railroad lines in Summit County, Utah, United States.The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail is 28mi long, and averages 125ft wide. The trail stretches between Park City (beginning at 40.66°N/111.5013889°W) and Echo Reservoir (ending at 40.972041°N/111.437895°W), following Interstate 80 across Silver Creek Canyon, then going along the Weber River through the towns of Wanship and Coalville. Elevation along the trail varies from 5280ft to 6900ft, and total acreage is 450acre. The trail is designated to be used for only non-motorized activities, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, jogging, and Nordic skiing. The trail is managed by the Mountain Trails Foundation.HistoryIn 1871 the Summit County Railroad Company was organized. It constructed a five-mile (8 km) narrow gauge railway to transport coal from mines in Coalville to the Union Pacific line in Echo. In 1880, the Utah Eastern Railroad built a narrow-gauge line between Coalville and Park City to transport coal to fuel the pumps that removed underground water from Park City’s silver mines. At the same time, the Union Pacific Railroad constructed the Echo-Park City Railway, a broad-gauge spur line, alongside it.
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  • This trail is so beautiful - it goes for 20+ miles and is a mix of cement and hard pack dirt. Great for biking, hiking, running, a leisurely stroll or a long run. In the winter you can cross country s...  more »
  • This is a wonderful bike path or even walking to see Park City and its surroundings. It is both paved and dirt so if you are biking make sure you have at a minimum a Trail bike.  more »
  • This well maintained trail is perfect to move your legs between road trip drives. Peaceful, mostly flat, easy to navigate trail.  more »
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