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Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone Number: 801-483-5473
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Scenic canyon for all seasons, offering hiking and biking in the summer and...

Scenic canyon for all seasons, offering hiking and biking in the summer and cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in winter.

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Sublime natural beauty

Nature at her best. Beautiful hiking. Dogs alloed every day, but only off leash on odd days. You may be ticketed if you violate the leash law on even days, rightly so as bikers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fleng2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nature at her best. Beautiful hiking. Dogs alloed every day, but only off leash on odd days. You may be ticketed if you violate the leash law on even days, rightly so as bikers are allowed on these days. Desolation Trail is a quick hike with a great overlook onto the city. Grandeur Peak is a harder hike with a... More 

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Murray, Utah
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205 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were planning to have dinner in the canyon for new years, so I took a ride up the canyon before the event to make sure my larger car could make it up without any problems. I drove up in the afternoon. The canyon is quite beautiful. You can drive up the canyon as far as Murdock Peak. I have... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I would suggest to anyone visiting Mill Creek Canyon. The hikes range from easy to difficult. There are gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful vistas and even some nice restaurants, the Log Haven and the Millcreek Inn, however they are expensive for most of us.

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Thank Carey H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This canyon is one of our favorites for a weekend family picnic. I live in Little Cottonwood but still drive over here. It is easy to get a spot and is a beautiful drive. You can't go wrong.

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Thank ssmlutah
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A beautiful place to hike with many options. Check on their restrictions. Odd days were dogs off-leash and even days were mountain bikers when I was there. There are many places to picnic.

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Thank bevgembr
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Mill Creek Canyon excels as a place to grab a hike after work or to go on a trail run. It can be pretty hot mid-day in the summer, as it is lower than Big and Little Cottonwood and less alpine - early evenings can be magical though! For a quick hike, try this one that includes .6 miles uphill,... More 

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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Excellent picnic spots, hiking and biking opportunities. There's a beautiful river flowing through this canyon, both refreshing and bringing you into nature. This is one of the easiest full depth canyons to access from downtown Salt Lake.

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Thank misseswissy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This place was really good and it got cooler in the evening which we didn't expect. Spent around 3 hours here and we were greeted with some nice scenery. Everything is good except $3 fee. Though not a major concern but still only canyon which charge entry fee. Will definitely visit in winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Its a really beautiful trail,but not so good for little kids I had to carry my 2 year old a lot.. It's a good hike

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Whether you want to hike or picnic there is something for everyone. We tried a hike with our little one but the brush and bugs were too thick for our comfort, so we opted to hang out by the cool river at a picnic area. There are so many trees, flowers and beautiful things to see. It does get very... More 

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