South Jordan dogs are living in park and trail heaven. This mid-sized town has more than 35 parks and over nine miles of trails just waiting for canine visitors, not to mention 250 acres of natural open space. Be sure to visit Overlook Park and Hillside Park for an afternoon stroll. For a longer trail, check out Mountain View Corridor Trail. Only 2.24 miles of this 16 mile trail passes through South Jordan, but you can continue on until your furry friend is ready to quit.
A healthy dog is a happy dog. Fur-tunately, South Jordan pooches have PETCARE Animal Hospital and A Gentle Vet to keep them in top condition. Both of these vets are full service clinics with professional staff just waiting to help whatever furry creature walks through their door.
If you and your furry BFF need a place to crash while in the area, you’ve got a few pet friendly hotel options. For a small fee, pets are welcome to stay at Sleep Inn South Jordan and Super 8 South Jordan. Both of these hotels allow dogs large and small. So no matter his size, your pal can have a warm place to lay his head. Homes2 Suites by Hilton is also nearby. With no pet fee, this hotel makes your stay even more pupstastic!
Your four legged friend won’t want to miss out on a trip to Daybreak. This community has over a dozen parks and all welcome leashed canines. For some spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountain Range, head over to Sunrise Mountain Park. If your pup is an earlier riser, this is a great spot to watch the sun make its way over the peaks. Daybreak also has its own network of trails. Routes range from just under a mile to 3.4 miles. Wander around the trail system with your pup. Your buddy can socialize with the neighbors on these pup-ular paths.
The Jordan River Parkway is a trail system that follows the Jordan River right through the center of the Salt Lake Valley. Head over to one of the trail's access points in the Chavez Drive and 1300 West neighborhood. Hop on the trail with your leashed pooch and enjoy a delightful waterfront walk. The trail runs 3.5 miles through South Jordan, then extends into neighboring cities. If you have an athletic pup, you can go as long as her four legs hold out. The river is home to several animals, so keep your eye open for deer, beaver, fox and fish.
The City Center is home to the South Jordan City Park. It’s no wonder this park is a favorite among residents. It has playgrounds, sport courts, horse shoe pits, pavilions, and multi-use fields. Your furry friend will love spending some time in this park. She’ll get to meet and greet new two legged friends while taking in all the action. Take a few laps around the perimeter to get her heart rate going. Pup still got energy? Head across the street to Heritage Park. This small park has a paved walking path as well as some beautiful shade trees. If your pal is ready for a rest, find a spot and sit back and relax.
The 4800 South and St. Andrews Drive neighborhood is home to the Bingham Creek Trailhead. This is a puptastic trail for a little doggy cardio. The paved walkway runs about a mile and a half and follows a dry creek. Your pup will love sniffing the nearby shrubbery and may even come across a new favorite stick. There is not much shade, so make sure your four legged friend has enough water. If you finish the trail and your dog is still rearing to go, take some laps around the nearby Yorkshire Park or Stonehaven Park.
Is your pup begging for some time outside? Head over to the Oquirrh Park neighborhood and pay a visit to Oquirrh Shadows Park. He’ll love the large open space and grassy field this park has to offer. Let him sniff around for a bit, then pick up the pace with some laps around the paved walking trail. The path circles the park’s perimeter and clocks in at a mile. Your furry friend will love movin’ and groovin’ his four legs around this park. There is also a playground and splashpad for little park visitors, so everyone can have a woofin’ good time!