This is the southernmost point of the Jordan River Parkway where it meets up with Utah Lake in Utah county just north of Saratoga Springs. At Inlet Park there is a dam that controls the flow of water from Utah Lake into the Jordan River. The Parkway is paved the whole way and used by walkers, runners and bicyclists. The walk from Inlet Park to Pioneer Crossing Overpass is 1.2 miles. You can continue to walk the Parkway underneath the Pioneer Crossing Overpass--as with the rest of the Jordan Rive,r we have slit eBird into sections, and a new section begins from here and goes 1.4 miles to Lehi Main Street, where you will reach the north side of Powell Lake which is another great hotspot. Also once you return to your car consider taking a spotting scope to Pioneer Crossing Ponds which is another e-bird hotspot.
This is a good place to bird all year long. There are trees, shrubs and the river that provide food and cover and nest sites. Birds to watch out for include: RING-NECKED PHEASANT, SANDHILL CRANES, GREAT EGRET,TURKEY VULTURE, BLACK-CAPPED and MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES, YELLOW-HEADED and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, NORTHERN FLICKER, GREAT BLUE HERON, BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, EVENING and BLUE GROSBEAK, PRAIRIE FALCON, AMERICAN KESTREL, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, COMMON and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, BARN, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED and CLIFF SWALLOW (nesting under Pioneer Crossing Bridge), and WILSON'S SNIPE.
In Utah County, at the intersection of Pioneer Crossing and 2300 West head south where the road becomes 7200 North after .6 miles. Take a right into the parking lot after .2 miles. This is just before the bridge over the Jordan River. This parking area has signs for the Utah County Radio Controlled Airplane Park. The walk from this parking area to Pioneer Crossing Overpass is .9 miles. Instead of parking here there is a smaller parking lot further down at Inlet Park which is on Saratoga Rd from here.
Thanks to Rachel LeBlanc for this location submission.