Economic and Recreational Importance of Bonneville Shoreline Trail Reiterated
On March 30th of 2021, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released additional statements of support, regarding the importance of continuing to advocate for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act. The bill is slated to be reintroduced during the 117th congress.
Singletrack Trails field crew rerouting a section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City, UT
The act, originally introduced in the summer of 2020, advocates for the construction of top priority sections of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST), to continue supporting high-quality, multi-use recreational opportunities for Utahns.
The legislation proposes to release 326 acres of wilderness along current sections of the trail to allow for the advancement of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail network, while simultaneously designating 326 acres of new wilderness that offsets any release to accommodate the BST.
Where is the Bonneville Shoreline Trail?
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail follows the eastern shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville from the southern Idaho border to the town of Nephi, Utah. The trail follows a series of benches the lake cut as it slowly receded over thousands of years.
The trail follows the eastern shore of the once-massive Lake Bonneville
How Long is the Bonneville Shoreline Trail?
According to The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee, about 100 miles of the trail have been documented and officially designated. If completely connected as originally planned the route would contain over 280 miles of trail.
Is There a Trail Map of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail?
Due to the ongoing planning work to eventually finish the trail, at this time there does not appear to be a single source for a map of the entire trail in its current state. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee has regional maps for each current documented section.
Where Can I Access The Bonneville Shoreline Trail?
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee has curated access points with directions to trailheads for each of their region maps.
In addition, we've listed the most popular route segments below from trailforks.com that can assist in finding parking locations along with points of interest and preferred travel directions for each segment. The segments below start in northern Utah and show the progression of the trail as it heads south towards Springville, UT.