Monday, March 20, 2017


As most of you know I am a lover of getting outside and trying to get "green" whatever that means to each one of us. 

As most of you know I am a Realtor, and I love where I work here in Utah. There is just so much to enjoy so close to the cities, and while I may be partial, I just feel this is what makes Utah fantastic. This past weekend we made it out to Millcreek Canyon for the first time this year. For those of you not familiar Millcreek is literally minutes from downtown Salt Lake and Ski Resorts. You can hike and enjoy a day in the mountains away from it all and then have a night out on the town in the city in the same day. There was still a bit of snow up higher, but the Pipeline trail is always enjoyable early in the Spring season.                                                                  

The canyon does have a day use fee of $3 per car, $2 if you are a senior or you can get a yearly pass for $40 (the last time I checked) 

Millcreek has something for almost everyone. Dog lovers typically really enjoy Millcreek, on odd numbered days (ie; the 3rd, 5th, 7th etc) dogs can even run off leash on the trails. Even numbers dogs are still allowed they just must remain on leash. 

The only sidebar here I will input, as a dog owner myself is to pick up after your dogs. I think many people with great intentions leave little dog waste bags on a trail expecting to pick them up on the way back down and overlook it or head back down a different direction forgetting and leaving them on the trail. Just a minor thing but something we could all keep in mind.

It is also helpful to keep in mind there is no garbage service up Millcreek canyon so it is important to pack out any garbage to help keep the canyon beautiful. 

There are group sites you can rent for family/friend events. Mountain biking opportunities, running, hiking, picnics, and I'm sure many more activities I haven't even thought to mention. 

Bicycle regulations are unique so I will just copy what I found on Salt Lake County's website below if you are interested in bicycle regulations specifically.

  • Even-numbered days -- Are allowed on Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Odd-numbered days -- Are not allowed on the upper Mill Creek Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Bikes are always allowed on the Pipeline trail (regardless of day.)
  • Bikes are never allowed in the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area.

During the winter there is even a ski or snow shoe in accessible Yurt available to rent, but you have to be on top of it and submit an application prior to the deadline each year and reservations are awarded on a random drawing basis. 

Until the next time.. I hope everyone is able to get out and have an adventure!

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