City Creek Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Starting from one of the busiest intersections in downtown Salt Lake City, you’ll quickly enter a secluded canyon park with a winding footpath through the woods and a creek always nearby. Dozens of plaques and monuments pay tribute to American heroes. This route combines a neighborhood walk with a stroll through a quiet city park, and even adds a bit of history and a secluded canyon trail to the mix.
The peaceful setting belies the fact that you’re just several hundred feet from the state capitol to the west, but because you’re tucked in a small canyon, you can’t even see its towering dome during most of the hike. On July 21, 1847, near the trailhead, Erastus Snow and Orson Pratt arrived in the Salt Lake Valley and set up camp. Three days later when Brigham Young and the wagon company arrived, they had already diverted water from City Creek and had planted 5 acres of potatoes."