Nestled right at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Millcreek is something of an outdoor-gear mecca. Not only can you shop for gear in this neighborhood, you can climb at a state of the art gym, hike with your dog and fine dine in the canyon.
Where to Eat
Where to Play
Salt Lake City’s newest, shiniest climbing gym, Momentum Indoor Climbing Millcreek features world-class routes, where you’ll crimp and jug ‘til your arms give out. Another indoor option but with less athletic prowess needed: Olympus Hills Bowling Lanes (olympushillslanes.com).
Hiking, mountain biking and skiing options abound up Millcreek Canyon (slco.org/parks/millcreek-canyon). For a scenic nine-mile out-and- back workout, ride your bike to the gate at the end of the Millcreek Canyon road then head up the road to the top.
Where to Shop
Millcreek is the neighborhood to gear up for any of your outdoor adventures. Black Diamond Equipment’s retail shop (blackdiamondequipment.com) has gear and advice from an athletic sta , and IME, aka International Mountain Equipment (801-484-8073) is a rock climbers’ paradise.
What the Locals Know
For one of the most spectacular views of the valley, drive up Millcreek Canyon to Rattlesnake Gulch. You’ll climb to the Pipeline Trail, then head back west till you reach the point to the mountain. Take in the vista or a sunset.