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A shady running path where runners often spot unusual aquatic birds.
Salt Lake City, UT
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

City Creek Canyon is a local favorite - those of us who live and/or work in the downtown area know that it is easily accessible throughout the year, safe, and well maintained. On site ranger station at the base of the canyon is reassuring since...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Right from downtown SLC, you can walk into the foothills along a paved path that feels like you are somewhere else; It's an easy walk and the elevation gain is very gentle, so it's accessible to everyone at one level or another. The higher you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PatriciaH1659
Reviewed July 30, 2018

City Park , as it is called, is a rather flat, paved walk starting just east of the Utah State Capitol. The canyon is largely in the shade in the late afternoon/early evening sothis is a very nice walk on a hot day. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bverbos
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I had a wonderful hike up the canyon. Foliage was just starting to change. the weather was very nice.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rbonosconi
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This is a beautiful area with beautiful views. It's also very close to Memorial Grove Parek, which I would also suggest seeing while you visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kaitlyn P
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Enjoyed a moderate hike. could have gone longer, but the windy and almost rainy weather made us hesitant to go longer, but there is at least a way to go for over 10 miles. Quiet away from crowds and traffic, passed by some parks and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kip F
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This a beautiful, hidden oasis minutes from downtown. You can bike ride up on odd days of the month and drive up on even days. There are bathrooms and picnic tables. It is a very peaceful canyon!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mamaperkins6
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Nice paved trail/road with bathrooms, picnic tables, fresh drinking water, choke cherries, a creek, even tarantulas! It's quite busy though, with other pedestrians and cyclists. We love the many trails that take off from City Creek, including The Bonneville Shoreline Trail! Yesterday we hiked 8...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank S3056YMsusanm
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is where I took my pugs as puppies to frolic in the creek, hike and play with other dogs. It is right next to the heart of Salt Lake City's downtown and you might even see (hopefully not encounter) a mountain lion. Great place.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Carey H
Reviewed July 10, 2017

You start your journey near Brigham Young Park and make your way following City Creek to the Canyon. It is a nice creek of mountain water that ends in a park in between two high cliffs. Walk up one side to see the Utah State...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Ben L
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shawn n
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Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
Vehicle travel is allowed on even numbered days if you have a picnic spot reserved up the canyon. Not sure if vehicles are allowed without a picnic site reservation. There is a small fee of just a few dollars to reserve a... More