Millvue Peak - Mill Creek Canyon

Susan Krushat on the overgrown trail to Millvue Peak.


Near the creek, the trail heads north into the conifers. At a nearby trail junction, go right and take the Lambs Canyon Trail. The trail turns east as you stay near the creek. You come to a footbridge and make one switchback away from the creek. About 0.85 miles in, the trail turns from east to south toward the drainage, with nice views of Mount Aire. As you arrive at the lookout point, enjoy views up Mill Creek Canyon and Mount Raymond. From the lookout, the trail turns east and follows the ridge to Lambs Canyon Pass. The trail to Millvue Peak is overgrown and not posted. From the Lambs Canyon Pass trail post, take 12 steps west (toward Mill Creek) and look for a faint trail on the left (south side). Millvue Peak is 0.85 miles from the pass and can be seen as you look southeast. When you reach the aspen grove, you may lose the trail because of tall shrubs and wildflowers. Keep hiking southeast and you will arrive at the ridgeline. Once you see the ridgeline, go left and follow near the ridge on the north side to the peak. Itís much easier to loose your way as you head down the peak than up it. Pay close attention as you follow your route tracks down. Dogs in Mill Creek Canyon: Salt Lake County requires that dogs be leashed in the entire canyon on even-numbered days. They are allowed to be unleashed on odd-numbered days except in developed areas. Canyon fee: $2.25 per vehicle, $22 year pass

Getting there: From Wasatch Blvd. and 3800 South, drive 6.25 miles up Mill Creek Canyon to Elbow Fork. At the sharp bend in the road, look on the left side for parking and the trailhead.


-- Photo, text and graphic by Steve Baker

Region: Wasatch Canyons

Destination: Peak

Distance: 5 miles

Time: 4 to 5 hours

Elevation Gain: 2,246 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Biking: N/A

Difficulty: 5


First published 2007-08-02