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Millcreek Canyon

 Millcreek Canyon 

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Salt Lake County Park Operations manages reservations for the 10 group picnic areas and winter yurt in Millcreek Canyon.  

Group Picnic Areas & Yurt Reservations 

Map & Trail Brochure 

If you have questions about the canyon not specific to the group picnic areas or yurt, please contact the Forest Service at (801) 466-6411. 

To report a crime or trespassers at reserved picnic areas, contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department at (801) 743-7000.


General Canyon Information and Rules

The winter gate closes to vehicular traffic (not foot traffic) November 1 and reopens in late spring, weather and road conditions permitting.  

 

Bicycles

  • Even-numbered days- bikes ARE allowed on Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Odd-numbered days - bikes are NOT allowed on the upper Mill Creek Big Water, Little Water and Great Western trails.
  • Bikes are always allowed on the Pipeline Trail.
  • Bikes are never allowed in the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area.
  Bike 
 

Camping

  • Only backcountry camping is allowed in Millcreek Canyon.
  • Camping must be at least 1/2 mile off the road and 200 feet from trails, developed areas and water.
  • Check for any fire restrictions. 
    Camping
 

Dogs

  • Even-numbered days - dogs must be ON-LEASH at all times in all areas of the canyon.
  • Odd-numbered days - dogs are allowed OFF-LEASH on trails.
  • Dogs (and horses) must remain outside of watershed areas.
  • Please properly dispose of dog waste.
    Dog
 

Picnic Areas

  • Group sites may be reserved online or in-person at the Salt Lake County Park Operations Office.
  • Fires are allowed in fire rings and grill stands unless fire restrictions are applicable.
  • There are several picnic tables throughout the canyon that are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All picnic areas are available during the summer months. They are open at 8 am and close at 10 pm.
    Picnic Table