New public trail open in West Bountiful City

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WEST BOUNTIFUL CITY -- An old stretch of rail line got a makeover and opened Friday as a new public trail. About 600 school children joined the City of West Bountiful and the Utah Transit Authority for the opening of the new Prospector Rail Trail

The trail runs south from 800 West and Porter Lane (2200 North) to 900 West and 400 North.

West Bountiful Elementary school participated in a contest to find a name for the trail.

West Bountiful Mayor James Behunin says the trail is perfect for just about everyone.

He says, "It's great for biking and walking and jogging and skateboarding, and we are looking forward to someday to be able to put horses out here as well on the side.

The trail runs about two miles right now, but the city has plans to lengthen it at a later date--tying it into a much longer trail system that will one day run all the way to West Haven.

The Prospector was the first passenger train that ran along the original rail line.

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