These Monday night hikes are for people of all different hiking levels to get together and enjoy each other’s company. This week we will be hiking Terraces Trail from Elbow fork to the Terraces Picnic area.
*** Please consider bringing a headlamp as the days are getting shorter ***
Directions to Meetup: We will meet at the park and ride located at 3900 S Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT and carpool to the trailhead. From I-215 S, take exit 4 for 3900 S and go left. Turn left onto Wasatch Blvd, destination will be on the left. From I-215 E, take exit 4 toward 3900 S/3000 S. Stay to the left and turn left onto Wasatch Blvd, destination will be on the left once you pass 3900 S.
Directions to trailhead: Via Mill Creek Canyon Road, located 6.5 miles past the fee station. We will park at the Mt. Aire trailhead. We will carpool up to the parking area as parking may be limited. This is likely going to be a one way hike so we will need to park at least 1 vehicle near the winter gate to take those who drove back up to there vehicles. Be aware that Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation employees collect the fee as you exit the canyon of $3.00/car. Annual passes are available through Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation by calling (801)[masked], or you can purchase one as you leave the canyon.
The terrace Trail – Mill Creek Canyon: The trail is 2.6 miles and has an elevation gain in the first mile or so of around 800’. The trail begins across the street from the Mt. Aire trailhead, crosses a stream and immediately heads up. Once on the ridge the trail follows the ridge west and then descends down to the Terraces picnic area. From there we will follow the road down to where the winter gate is located in Mill Creek Canyon. We will wait by the stream and relax while those who drove are taken back up to the Mt. Aire trailhead to get there vehicles.
Dogs: are allowed Off-leash on Odd-numbered days and leashed on Even-numbered days in Mill Creek Canyon. Also, on both odd and even days, dogs must be kept on a leash at all trail heads and developed sites including parking areas.
Be prepared: for the hike, the below link is a good resource for beginners to review before hiking.
After the hike: There will be the option of heading down to the Canyon Inn to socialize by the fire. The Canyon Inn is a bar but there is great pizza and everyone is welcome!
The Canyon Inn is located at 3700 Fort Union Blvd. The easiest way to get there is to head South on Wasatch Blvd from the park and ride for 4.5 miles, then turn left onto S Wasatch Blvd and go 1 mile. Take the first right onto Fort Union Blvd and the Canyon Inn will immediately be on your left.