Wonderful Summer Weekend In Millcreek, Utah

Updated on August 23, 2019
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Whenever I have free time with my husband, we like going out spending time by doing activities together such as hiking in the canyon.

Beautiful canyon, we had a great time!
Beautiful canyon, we had a great time!

A Wonderful Summer Weekend

I had a wonderful weekend with my husband. We went to a popular recreational area in Millcreek Canyon. Millcreek Canyon is a beautiful mountain canyon in the Wasatch Mountains and part of Millcreek City on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Actually, this canyon is great for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, walking, trails, skiing, and mountain biking. If you are an enthusiastic outdoor-activity fan, this place is perfect for your adventurous!

Ready For Adventure

We woke up in the morning feeling all excited for our adventure of the day. We decided to bring firewood and other essential tools so we can make coffee and cook breakfast. Of course, we went to a picnic area where we were allowed to set up the fire in a place. A great tip if you are looking for a spot for a picnic or camping; please make sure you are in a permitted area. For example, in Millcreek, there are reservable group picnic sites available as well as several non-reservable picnic tables throughout the canyon.

When we got there, the first thing we did was to find a perfect area so we can set up the fire. Though it was summer, the air was chilly and windy in the morning. Luckily, I have a sweater on me. I was reluctant to wear one in the beginning but, my husband was right! It was cold up there. My husband chopped some firewoods and started up the fire in the fire ring to help us feel a little warmer.

In the meantime, I was ready to cook up some scrambled eggs on a grill we brought with us. I also put on a kettle to boil the water to make us a coffee. It was very nice to smell the fire burns. It reminds me of my hometown. After everything was ready, we sat up and eating the warm breakfast while enjoying listening to the morning sounds. It was very peaceful. I love the moment like this where you were far away from the hectic of the city.

Hiking Up Along the Trails

After we finished eating, we cleaned up the area. We make sure we tidy things up, put all the trash in the bag. My husband also shifts off the fire by pouring water in the fire ring. We took up all our stuff to the car before started to hike up along the trails. Millcreek Canyon has a variety of trails for hiking. While we were hiking, we stopped by taking some pictures surrounding the area. My husband said, there is a mountain lion inhabited in the area, but luckily we didn't encounter it.

Great Time in Canyon

After spending several hours at the canyon, it's time to go home. I had a great time viewing the beautiful sight of the canyon. The trees, the creek, the sound of peacefulness, the specks of dirt that stuck to my shoes, everything was perfect! Next, I'm ready for fall. The canyon will be full of beautiful colorful trees. I cannot wait to come again. I feel very welcome here.

Note: There is a $3.00 fee per vehicle is paid upon leaving Millcreek Canyon.

Sipping the coffee whilst listening to the morning sounds.
Sipping the coffee whilst listening to the morning sounds.
The sky was clear in the morning.
The sky was clear in the morning.
The fire that my husband started up in the fire ring.
The fire that my husband started up in the fire ring.
Yummy scrambled eggs with sliced green peppers.
Yummy scrambled eggs with sliced green peppers.
Warming up the tortilla wrap on the grill.
Warming up the tortilla wrap on the grill.
Make pour over coffee for us.
Make pour over coffee for us.
Found this beautiful wood cut with some color prints.
Found this beautiful wood cut with some color prints.
We hiked up in the canyon to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
We hiked up in the canyon to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Pretty!
Pretty!
Wild berries.
Wild berries.
Beautiful Millcreek Canyon in black and white.
Beautiful Millcreek Canyon in black and white.

Millcreek Canyon, Utah

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3800 Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84124:
Millcreek Canyon Rd & 3800 S, Mount Olympus, UT 84109, USA

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Millcreek Canyon is a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains and part of Millcreek City on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

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      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from UT,USA

        Hi Linda, Millcreek is one of the canyons I've been since I moved to Utah. I cannot wait for Fall to see the trees changing to beautiful colors! Thanks for your lovely comment :)

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This sounds and looks like a great place to visit. I love the thought of having an outdoor breakfast of scrambled eggs and coffee and then going for a hike.

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        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from UT,USA

        Thank you so much, Rachel. I appreciated your lovely comment :) I hope you have a nice day with loved ones too!

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        Rachel Alba 

        4 weeks ago

        Hi Liza, Your pictures are fabulous. The mountains are gorgeous. I'm happy for you and your husband to have this beautiful time together.

        Blessings to you.

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        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from UT,USA

        Thank you, Liz. The trip was amazing! I'll be there when the leaves started changing soon :)

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        Liza 

        4 weeks ago from UT,USA

        Thank you so much! Summer is ending soon and I'm excited about beautiful leaves up in the canyon :)

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        Liz Westwood 

        4 weeks ago from UK

        Lovely photos and a great account of your trip.

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        RTalloni 

        4 weeks ago from the short journey

        And that's how to do it! Thanks for sharing your relaxing trip. Hope your fall season is beautiful.

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