=== Access ===
The vast majority of traffic into and out of the Salt Lake Valley passes through only four geographic features, all of which are narrow. These are [[Parley's Canyon]] leading to [[Summit County, Utah|]] to the east (as well as to [[Morgan County, Utah|]] to the northeast via more remote [[Little Dell Canyon]]), the space between the Salt Lake Anticline and the Great Salt Lake leading into [[Davis County, Utah|]] to the north, the and adjacent [[Jordan Narrows]] leading to [[Utah County, Utah|]] to the south, and a space (known as [[Garfield, Utah|]]) between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake leading to [[Tooele County, Utah|]] to the west. Of these, only the connection to Davis County to the north is wide enough and flat enough to accommodate transportation routes without reliance on [[earthworks (engineering)|]].
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Non-traditional public high schools also include [[...|Horizonte]] and [[...|Valley]], which was at one time located in the historic [[Crescent Elementary School]] building.
In addition, the [[Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City]] operates 8 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 2 preschools in Salt Lake County. [[Judge Memorial Catholic High School]] in [[Salt Lake City, Utah|]] is the largest Catholic high school in Utah. The Catholic Church also operates [[...|Juan Diego High School]] in [[Draper, Utah|]].
Salt Lake County also has several independent schools including:
*[[Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School]]
*[[The Waterford School]]== Infrastructure ===== Transportation ===
Because there are only four major entrances to the Salt Lake Valley (to the north, east, and west of [[Salt Lake City]] proper as well as far to the south at ), routes for long distance travel through the valley are mainly confined to an east-west strip through Salt Lake City and [[South Salt Lake]] and a north-south strip near the [[Jordan River (Utah)|]]. These corridors cross in the area between South Salt Lake and [[Downtown Salt Lake City]] and together form a [[latin cross]] of transportation infrastructure that is almost perfectly oriented north-to-south.
==== Air transportation ====[[Salt Lake City International Airport]] is the only airport with scheduled passenger service in the county, and [[South Valley Regional Airport]] is the only other public airport. Another small airport, [[Skypark Airport]], is just to the north of Salt Lake County, however. The main runways of all of these airports are oriented approximately north-to-south (parallel to the Oquirrh and Wasatch mountains).
==== Railroads ====
All four major entrances to the Salt Lake Valley once carried rail traffic, but [[...|the line in Parley's Canyon]] was never built to high standards and was covered by [[Interstate 80 in Utah|Interstate 80]] in the mid-20th century, leaving intact railroads only at the north, south, and west entrances to the valley. All three of these entrances carry passenger trains as well as freight: the [[Utah Transit Authority]]'s (UTA) [[FrontRunner]] [[...|commuter rail]] line provides all-day service to [[...|Ogden]] (with select peak hour trips going to [[Pleasant View, Utah|]]) on the north (via Davis County) and [[Provo, Utah|]] on the south. [[Amtrak]]'s [[California Zephyr]] runs once a day in each direction between [[Garfield, Utah|]] and via [[Salt Lake Intermodal Hub|Salt Lake City Station]] (on its route between [[Emeryville (Amtrak station)|]], California and [[Chicago Union Station|Chicago]], Illinois). [[Union Pacific]] controls all long distance freight tracks entering and leaving the county, though the [[Utah Railway]], [[BNSF]], and [[Salt Lake, Garfield, and Western]] have long-standing [[trackage rights]]. The [[Salt Lake City Southern]] and [[Savage Bingham and Garfield]] railroads operate totally within the county.