CLEARFIELD -- In an attempt to highlight the recreational advantages of Utah's trails, five cities have joined with the Davis County Health Department to host a superheroes-themed trails day celebration.
Clearfield, Clinton, Farmington, Kaysville and Layton will hold trail-oriented activities from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday as part of the National Trails Day celebration.
The free event will offer activities centering around exploring the 14 miles of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Rail Trail, said Bob Ballew, county health department public information officer. The trail traverses the five participating cities.
Upon its completion, the paved walking trail will follow the old D&RGW line from Roy to Salt Lake County.
To highlight the recreational advantages of the trail, event organizers stress that everyone is welcome to attend the celebration, from bike riders to skateboarders.
Even dogs, on condition they are leashed, are welcome to enjoy the trail, Ballew said.
Each participating city will host various activities, such as bicycle safety, fishing, scavenger hunts, geocaching and contests to help people discover their "inner superhero," he said.
Celebration check-in points are at the following locations:
- Steed Park, 300 N. 1000 West, Clearfield
- 2300 N. 1000 West, Clinton
- Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington
- The corner of Webb Lane and Flint Street, Kaysville
- Ellison Park Elementary (750 N. Cold Creek Way), Layton
Kaysville Mayor Steve Hiatt said he often bikes on the trail with his children because it provides long, safe sections to ride. He said he wishes the trail were closer to where he lives so he didn't have to pack the bikes in a vehicle to get to and from the trail.
"The trail has been a huge asset and a wonderful blessing to my family. It is a great place to enjoy the outdoors," Hiatt said. "As a community, we absolutely love it."