Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Urban Trails- Mill Creek Canyon Salt Lake City

Through the winter and into spring I have been consulting in Salt Lake City, medical software.

Mill Creek Canyon off Wasatch Blvd at 3800 near REI and I- 80 at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon is a wonderful all season, multi-sport, wilderness paradise, literally in the city.

I have Nordic skied with headlamp up the road starting at the 4.5 mile point gate on groomed trails. This spring I have trail run on the Pipeline, a gradual up or downhill parallel to the road with multiple access points at trailheads along the road. I went to the top of Grandeur Peak, 8200 feet for a view of Salt Lake at sunset.

I have never been alone: mountain bikers, runners, walkers, skiers, road bikes, and plenty of happy dogs are always of the party!