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.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Roots Café (rootscafeslc.com). Tucked away in Millcreek Canyon, the iconic Log Haven (log-haven.com) awaits with award-winning menus and wine lists. Citris Grill (citrisgrill.com) is a neighborhood staple, and The Kathmandu (thekathmandu.net) has some of the best Indian-Nepalese in the city. Tres Hombres (treshom- bresutah.com) dishes up massive portions of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex.
Salt Lake City’s newest, shiniest climbing gym, Momentum Indoor Climbing Millcreek (momentumclimbing.com) 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.
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. Get your bike fine tuned at 2nd Tracks Sports (2ndtracks.com). And for one-stop gear shopping REI (rei.com) awaits. For fashionistas, Name Droppers (shopnamedroppers.com) sells designer clothes on consignment.
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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.