Mill Creek Canyon - Camp, Cross Country Ski, and Snowshoe near Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City,Utah
40.69997100317, -111.71357099522
10.2 miles SE of Salt Lake City, Utah
GPS: 40°41'59.9"N 111°42'48.9"W
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State: Utah

Camp, Cross Country Ski, and Snowshoe

Mill Creek is an out and back with over 1000 ft of elevation gain. The lower section of the ski trail gets a lot of foot traffic, but the upper section (above Elbow Fork) is generally very quiet. At the top of the canyon, there is a Yurt than can be reserved from December to April. Mill Creek Canyon is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Salt Lake City, Utah

  1. Head west on 400 S/University Blvd toward Main St (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W Temple (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right onto 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd (0.6 mi)
  4. Take the I-80 E/I-80 W ramp on the left to Cheyenne/Reno/S.L. International Airport/Las Vegas (0.2 mi)
  5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-15 S/I-80 E/Cheyenne/Las Vegas and merge onto I-15 S/I-80 E (2.5 mi)
  6. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-80 E, follow signs for Cheyenne/Interstate 80 (5.0 mi)
  7. Take exit 128 for Interstate 215 S/Belt Route (1.2 mi)
  8. Continue onto I-215 S/Belt Route (1.4 mi)
  9. Take exit 4 for 3900 S toward Hospital (0.2 mi)
  10. Turn left onto 3900 S (0.1 mi)
  11. Turn left onto Wasatch Blvd (0.1 mi)
  12. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto 3800 S/Millcreek Canyon Rd
    Continue to follow Millcreek Canyon Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (4.7 mi)

Located at East on 3800 South (Mill Creek Canyon Road) from 3500 East (Wasatch Blvd.), Wasatch National Forest

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