Across the road from the parking area the trail begins with the sounds of rushing water. After crossing the creek over a small bridge, the trail makes a couple of switchbacks to a spring-fed stream. As you hike near the stream, the sound of rushing water guides you up the trail through a lush forest of aspen and pine. As fast as the spring appears, it disappears and the trail grows steeper. Switchbacks lead to the top, where the trail joins the Elbow Fork Trail from Millcreek Canyon. These two trails are part of the Great Western Trail. Breath deep and take in the view!
View of Mill Creek Canyon and the Salt Lake Valley from the Ridge.
Directions: Take the Lambs Canyon exit from Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon. Drive 1.8 miles up the paved road to the parking/restroom area on the left side.
To Mill Creek Ridge Overlook
Round trip miles:
3 1/4 miles
2 hour 20 minutes
Photo, text and graphic by Steve Baker (email@example.com)