Jeremy Ranch Road is a dirt road connecting SR-65 just above East Canyon Reservoir, to Jeremy Ranch on the south end and I-80. The road follows East Canyon Creek and provides riparian habitat along with agriculture, shrubsteppe, and Gambel's Oak woodlands. The Morgan County portion on the north end is covered here, while the southern portion in Summit County has its own page here.
Jeremy Ranch Road is often used as a shortcut to East Canyon from Park City, as well as a side trial for birding in East Canyon. The riparian habitat near SR-65 is great for YELLOW WARBLER, WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD, and HOUSE WREN . There are often AMERICAN DIPPER found here near the bridge on the left after the parking area. Dipper can be found along the entire stretch. Some of the specialty species found here include SWAINSON'S THRUSH, often heard singing near SR-65; FOX SPARROW on the hillsides along the creek; GRAY CATBIRD and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT along the creek; and COMMON NIGHTHAWK at dusk over the fields and riparian tracts. The most notable sightings include BULLOCK'S ORIOLE which can be difficult to get--and an early June record of TENNESSEE WARBLER. Birding is best between May and September, especially walking the north end of the road along the creek. If you head south along the road you will eventually reach the Jeremy Ranch Road -- Summit County hot spot.
From I-80 take exit 134 north on to SR-65 towards East Canyon. Follow this road over Big Mountain Pass into Upper East Canyon, for 13.6 miles. As you come out of the canyon there will be a dirt road on your right. Take this and you are on Jeremy Ranch Road--you can park at a round turnout on the right after a hundred feet. Alternately if you come from Jeremy Ranch Road -- Summit County, you will eventually reach Morgan county coming from the south.