City Creek Canyon
City Creek Canyon
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A shady running path where runners often spot unusual aquatic birds.
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Sam E
Salt Lake City, UT188 contributions
Dec 2020
I walk/hike there at least once a week. Families are always there enjoying the grounds, the stream. Lots of dog-walkers. You can continue up the road which is restricted to foot/bike travel. Feel safe and there are always people around....safe.
Written 30 December 2020
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Penelope K
New Haven, Connecticut250 contributions
Oct 2019
On our second visit to The Capitol Building we looked down and discovered the Canyon Park down below. It is not obvious on first visit. Steps lead down the canyon to the Park, which is dotted with small pavilions and monuments. All very pretty and scenic with views of the Capitol Building above. There is a stream running through the park with water features and hiking trails continue up the canyon. All in the center of the city.
Written 24 October 2019
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Sheila T
Denver, CO777 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
City Creek Canyon is a great place for a walk, run, bike ride, picnic, family reunion, special event, quiet moment, photos, or even wedding! We’ve enjoyed all of the above there. Just ask ahead - there are only certain days that cars can drive up the canyon.
Written 28 September 2019
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hazellehaz
Humble, TX433 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Being in town for just a few hours I was recommended this gem by a local. I parked outside the gate and took the paved path along side the creek. It was extremely peaceful. Going out is all up hill but its gradual. It's great for walking, biking, and running. They do have picnic sites along the way as well as mileage markers. Dogs are permitted on leash and they do have some clean up stations for pets along the way. The drive out will give you an amazing view of the capital.
Written 16 May 2019
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714joycea
Danielson, United States14 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Beautiful country side and spectacular views. This will no disappoint the novice nor master hiker, perfect for the entire family!
Written 14 April 2019
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George G. King
Orem, UT32 contributions
May 2018 • Family
It's amazing how far away from the city you quickly get when you hike through city creek. It's an enchanting get-away where many commuters use their noon hour to keep in shape walking beside the creek in almost any time or season. Join us!
Written 14 February 2019
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Sheila T
Denver, CO777 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We love City Creek Canyon. Great place for a run, walk, hike, bike ride, picnic, family reunion, or even a wedding. Tip: ask ahead of time to find out which days you can drive up the canyon (it's a few days a week).
Written 11 February 2019
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Tiffany A
Salt Lake City, UT170 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
City Creek Canyon is a local favorite - those of us who live and/or work in the downtown area know that it is easily accessible throughout the year, safe, and well maintained. On site ranger station at the base of the canyon is reassuring since we do have a large homeless population that camps in the area. Hike during the day, stay on the trails, and you'll be fine. Be aware...mountain lions do roam the area and we do have tarantulas. Leave them alone...and they will leave you alone.
Written 2 October 2018
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Patricia H
44 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Right from downtown SLC, you can walk into the foothills along a paved path that feels like you are somewhere else; It's an easy walk and the elevation gain is very gentle, so it's accessible to everyone at one level or another. The higher you go, the more secluded you feel. Well maintained by the city. If you want to bike, that's on offer (some restrictions at a certain poing); dogs on leads are welcome. I don't know a single Salt Laker who doesn't love this place.
Written 6 August 2018
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bverbos
Milwaukee, WI212 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
City Park , as it is called, is a rather flat, paved walk starting just east of the Utah State Capitol. The canyon is largely in the shade in the late afternoon/early evening sothis is a very nice walk on a hot day. It is an in-and-out hike so you can make it a long as you wish. No services, so bring your own water and visit the bathroom before you come.
Written 30 July 2018
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