Trails & Open Space
One of the amenities residents have named in surveys as very important to them is trails. Draper City has more than 90+ miles of trails for cycling, hiking and horseback riding. The trails interconnect and can take you from town up into the foothills of the Wasatch Front.
The city preserved more than 1,100 acres in Corner Canyon and 2,400 acres along the Traverse Mountains. Many trails offer breath-taking views of the Salt Lake Valley.
No Dogs Allowed in Corner Canyon Watershed
Dogs are no longer allowed in the Corner Canyon watershed area. The Draper City Council recently voted unanimously to approve amending the City Code to restrict dogs from the Corner Canyon Watershed (on or off leash). This watershed supplies drinking water to Draper residents and is managed by WaterPro.
There is a serious public health threat caused by dog owners who have been illegally allowing their animals to pollute the water in Corner Canyon. To address this issue and protect the quality of the drinking water in Draper, the City Council voted to ban dogs from the watershed.
In Ordinance No. 1197 it states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to take or permit any animal or to allow said animal to be within any watershed area so designated by ordinance.”
Dogs on Draper Trails
There are other areas available where dog owners can legally take their animals on leash, as follows:
1) Along and downhill from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail from Hidden Valley Park in Sandy to the junction of Potato Hill Trail.
2) Along and downhill from the Potato Hill Trail to the junction of Ann’s Trail.
Please note: This ordinance shall not apply to dogs specially trained for and actually assisting a person with a disability, or dogs used in law enforcement or search and rescue work.
The Draper Police Department will be monitoring the watershed area and will issue tickets for non-compliance, which is a Class C Misdemeanor.
Draper Cycle Park
Draper City and the Draper Cycle Park Committee have worked together to build a Mountain Bike Park. For more information: Draper Cycle Park
Related Parks and Trails Websites
For information about Corner Canyon Regional Park, visit: Corner Canyon Trails
For information about wildlife that you can see on Draper Trails, visit: Draper Wildlife