10.01.20

Blacksmith Fork Connector Trail Completed

 

The Blacksmith Fork Connector Trail closes the gap between town and trail, neighborhood roads and scenic rivers. Historically, there has always been a state highway connecting Hyrum neighborhoods and outdoor recreational opportunities up Blacksmith Fork Canyon, but for those wishing to walk, bike, or run to the canyon, the highway with no shoulder proved more of a barrier and safety concern.

Thanks to the partnership between Cache County, Hyrum City, and the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, the UDOT Transportation Alternatives Program, the State’s Recreation Trails Program, private property owners, and the LeGrand Johnson Construction Company, the Blacksmith Connector Trail was built to provide a safe and protected pathway to the mouth of the Canyon. From the mouth of the canyon, the Connector Trail connects residents to the Blacksmith Fork River Trail, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, the historic Hyrum Power Company buildings, and world-class fishing access.