The drive through the canyon is fantastic, but, even better, there are a number of trailheads along the route that take you to some real nice hiking.
My favorite time to visit this canyon is the first and second week of October. The fall foliage is SO lovely. It only takes a short 1/2 hour by car to drive the canyon round trip. There are lots of picnic areas to stop along the way to have a nice picnic. Lock your valuables in your car if you... More
This canyon is located very near the city on the east side. It's filled with picnic areas, cub scout camp sites, hiking trails and at least one restaurant. It's a well used and much loved canyon by the residents of the city. There is a fee to enter. It's a beautiful spot with lots of trees and a lovely stream... More
This is one of my favorite canyons in Salt Lake. I grew up in Salt Lake and as a family, we had many family breakfasts up Mill Creek. I saw many people running and biking up the canyon on our drive up the canyon. There is not a designated bike lane, so bikers beware and runners. But what a beautiful... More
Went for my first hike not too long ago in Mill Creek and I was thrilled with the experience. Sometimes parking can be tough because it is so popular, but there are dozens of fire pits and picnic locations that have really nice privacy to them. There is about 20 or 30 trailheads of varying degrees of difficulty including elevation... More
In the bottom of the canyon are a few cub scout camps. You can drive a lot further than you would imagine. For an adventure, drive to the top. Beautiful, green, nice little stream. Good place to get away. You can even go there in the winter. Have to watch out for the people walking their dogs though. Try it,... More
What a lovely canyon! Steep sided, river-cut, full of wildflowers and birdsong -- this is a welcome retreat from city life. Highly recommended for picnics, leashed dog walking, hiking. And, it's just minutes from anywhere in Salt Lake City.
the mountain biking in Millcreek is excellent. From the easy Pipeline trail to the ending section of the Crest, it's all fantastic. The only thing to take into mind is that the trails are closed on odd numbered days to cyclists, so the hikers can walk on the trails more safely.
When it gets too hot in the city - the canyon is a great place to go, and wind down. Just 15 minutes from my house.
If you own or manage Mill Creek Canyon, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing