Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Bonneville Boulevard (Salt Dome)

Bonneville Boulevard (Salt Dome)

Location: 651 Bonneville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

The Bonneville Boulevard Trailhead is located at the existing “salt dome lot” above Memory Grove on the east side of the horseshoe Bonneville Blvd that traverses City Creek Canyon. The existing footprint is a paved lot with a large pavilion primarily utilized in the winter months for road salt storage for the Streets Division. The Bonneville Boulevard Trailhead serves as a major Foothills Trail System access point for the Avenues neighborhood, the Utah State Capitol, and downtown Salt Lake City to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, City Creek Canyon, and the Upper Avenues trails.

The Bonneville Boulevard Trailhead will include:

  • paved parking for 50 designated spaces including 3 ADA spaces from April to October and 17 year-round spaces including 1 ADA space. The back half of the parking lot and covered pavilion is gated off during the winter months by the Streets Division for road salt operations and storage.
  • rope and timber fencing and irrigated landscaping
  • a welcome plaza with a trailhead information kiosk and a seat wall and picnic table
  • space for two portable restrooms with privacy screening (no sewer connection at this location)
  • a crushed gravel path and benches along the perimeter of the trailhead connecting soft-surface and paved trails
  • a “Be WILD” care station including dog waste bags, waste receptacles, invasive weed cleaning brush
  • 6 bike racks (designed by SLC Arts Council installation) and a bike maintenance station
  • event space under and by the pavilion for summer use
  • site lighting

Note: The pavilion will continue to be used for wintertime road salt storage and the main lot will be closed to public vehicular traffic. The current gate will be moved further inward to increase wintertime parking from 4 to 15 parking spaces.  

Existing Conditions

Conceptual Design

These documents are under “100% review” as of June 1, 2023, and will be finalized with input from all City departments by the end of the month. Finalized construction documents will be included in bid documents created by the Engineering Division who will select contractors for the trailhead projects in collaboration with the Public Lands Department. Contractors should be selected and contracts completed this summer so that construction should occur at a TBD timeline from August to December 2023.

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