Friday, December 30, 2011

Millcreek Canyon

When I think about hiking and the outdoors, I think of Bryce Canyon and Zion, but my heart lies in Millcreek Canyon. Millcreek charges every visitor $3 to visit, but it is well worth it! Millcreek lies in the eastern mountains of Utah. The trees and flowers are amazing and a stream of water runs down the entire mountain. The smell is amazing, and best of all, it is a great way to escape the noise, inversion, and fast pace of the city. 

It is beautiful in that canyon in all seasons. Fall is especially beautiful when the leaves begin to change colors. The hues of orange, red, and yellow are so beautiful and out of this world. Millcreek has some scout camps and Dog Lake, but there are also camping grounds, cabins, picnic areas, and smaller trails. Something about this canyon makes me feel like I'm home. It's the best place to leave all of the worries and stress of everyday life and escape life for a while.


  1. It looks like a very beautiful place. I'll have to go take a stroll around there sometime.

  2. It totally is! I highly recommend it. It's closed now though. The runoff makes it extremely dangerous to hike during the winter, even though we don't have a lot of snow yet. It opens again June 1st, I believe.