Millcreek Canyon

General Information

Millcreek Canyon is located in the Wasatch Mountains and is part of Millcreek Township on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley. It is a popular recreation area both in the summer and in the winter. It received its name because of the many lumber mills once located in the densely forested canyon. It is home to two restaurants and a Boy Scout Day Camp.

Millcreek Canyon is situated in between Parley's Canyon on the north and Big Cottonwood Canyon on the south. It is the most accessible canyon to Salt Lake City, and much less visited than neighboring canyons.

The top half of Millcreek Canyon is closed from November 1 through July 1 to vehicle traffic. A $3.00 fee per vehicle is paid upon leaving Millcreek Canyon. Annual passes are $40.00. Seniors (age 60 and over) are charged $2 per day, and may purchase an annual pass for $20.

To get to Millcreek Canyon, take Interstate 215 and get off at 3900 South. Head east to Wasatch Boulevard, then north. Take a right onto 3800 South (Mill Creek Canyon Road) into the Wasatch National Forest. Millcreek Canyon is managed and maintained by the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Go to the Contact page in this website for further information.

Millcreek Canyon has a variety of trails for hiking ranging from easy (beginner) to difficult (advanced). Go to the Hiking page in this website for more information.

The picnic areas, which can be reserved from June through September, are located in three areas of the canyon: Church Fork, Box Elder and Terraces. Go to the Picnicking page in this website for further information.

This website is categorized in 14 sections, all with the intent of providing you helpful, easily accessible, and often overlooked information about the recreational opportunities offered in nearby Millcreek Canyon. I’ve included a number of downloadable maps situated together on the Maps page page. I recommend downloading these pdfs to your mobile device before entering the canyon, as there is no cell phone coverage up in the canyon.

It is my hope that you use this website as a "one-stop" source, and that it provides you additional insight into how valuable Millcreek Canyon is to the Salt Lake community and those visiting.

The “Why” Behind This Website
This website is the result of a final field project, capping off my 11-year journey through Westminster College’s Master of Professional Communication degree. In both a professional and academic way, this final field project has stretched me; allowing me to reach goals I initially thought impossible.

For that, I am grateful.

Thomas Cronin
April 7, 2016

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