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Overview

Jordan River Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area, often simply called Jordan River OHV, is a state park in Utah that caters to off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. It provides an array of trails and tracks for motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs, offering a diverse set of experiences for both beginners and experienced riders.

Location

The park is situated near Salt Lake City, in the southwestern corner of the Salt Lake valley. It is located at:

2800 North Rose Park Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Hours of Operation

Jordan River OHV is open year-round, with hours varying by season. Typically:

  • Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. It's advised to check the official website for any changes due to weather conditions or special events.

Fees

There is an entry fee for the park. As of the last update, fees were as follows:

  • Day Use: The fee varies by vehicle type and residency status.
  • Annual Passes: Available for purchase for frequent visitors.

Be sure to confirm the current pricing and any available discounts by contacting park officials or visiting the official website.

Facilities and Services

  • Trails: A variety of trails suitable for different skill levels, including a motocross track for dirt bikes and a novice area for beginners.
  • Restrooms: Available on-site.
  • Picnic Areas: Designated areas where visitors can take a break and enjoy a meal.
  • Parking: Ample parking for both vehicles and trailers.

Safety

  • Helmets and Protective Gear: All riders should wear helmets and appropriate protective gear.
  • Riding Rules: Observe all park rules and trail signage. Ride responsibly and within your capabilities.
  • Training: Beginner areas and sometimes clinics or training sessions are available for new riders.

Environmental Awareness

  • Respect the Land: Stay on designated trails to minimize impact on the environment.
  • Trash: Pack out what you pack in, keeping the area clean for other visitors.

Adventure Opportunities

  • Special Events: The park may host races, family days, and other special events throughout the year.
  • Clubs and Gatherings: It is a popular spot for clubs and friends to gather for a day or weekend of riding.
  • Education: Opportunities for learning, including OHV education courses, may be available.

Accommodations

While Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area does not provide camping facilities, there are campgrounds and various accommodations a short drive away in the Salt Lake City area.

Contact and Information

It's always best to reach out directly to the park for the most current information:

  • Phone: Consult the park's contact number on the official website.
  • Website: Visit the official website for updates, event schedules, and more detailed visitor information.

Note: Always verify the current information as changes may occur over time. Ensure that you adhere to the guidelines and recommendations provided by the park authorities to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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