Advocacy Alert: Bonneville Shoreline Trail Open House in Cottonwood Heights, Utah


February 10, 2020 – Cottonwood Heights, Utah is hosting an open house to investigate new possibilities for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the city. The open house will be held on February 20, 2020 from 6-8 pm in Cottonwood Heights City Hall – Community Room, 2277 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a planned 280 mile off-road dirt biking and hiking trail from Nephi, Utah to Idaho. The trail travels along the shoreline of prehistoric Lake Bonneville, and so far about 100 miles have been completed.

According the city’s web page, the plan will address the following: 

The city is working to develop a plan that addresses proper access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Cottonwood Heights. All residents and members of the public interested in the future of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail are invited to attend a public open house on Thursday, February 20th, from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall to provide feedback and direction on potential Bonneville Shoreline access points.
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a regional recreation amenity planned throughout the Wasatch Front. A portion of its potential alignment crosses through the eastern portion of Cottonwood Heights in the foothills of the mountains. Proper access is critical to the success of any future trail, and until now no formal study of trail access has been completed. The city would like to better understand types of access required for regional trail systems, possible locations for those access points, and the impacts of trail access to the nearby area. To address these things, the city is preparing an access master plan to better understand future trail accessibility, and its accompanying opportunities and challenges.
A view from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail – Dry Creek to City Creek Loop (not in Cottonwood Heights, but similar to the trail in that city).
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