City Creek Park

Salt Lake City, Utah 84133

City Creek Park

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."

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A wonderful day hike only 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. The American Fork River courses below. The easy, paved trail leads up a 1000 ft climb to the mouth of Timpanogos Cave system. A USFS Ranger-guided tour odf the cave follows. This is a beautiful cave system with many unique geologic features. The tour ends at the back side of the mtn and you loop back down the trail to the Visitor Center. You must purchase tickets for the cave tour at the Visitor Center ($7.00 adults). Reservations advised weekends and holidays. Trail and tour are open seasonally May-October. Well worth the climb.

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Trail Information

Salt Lake City
Nearby City
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Skill Level
1 hour
USGS Salt Lake City North
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Dec 2018