Mill Creek Canyon Off Leash Dog Area

3800 South Wasatch Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Operating Hours:
Managed By:
Salt Lake County and Salt Lake Ranger District - National Forest
Days Closed:
Even calendar days
$3 per vehicle day use or $40 per vehicle for annual use
Park Size:
Type of Park:
Not Fenced
Other Notes: The map marker is approximate, please let us know if you have been here. Off leash use started in 2001. Dogs are allowed off leash on odd calendar days. This is a hiking area and more information can be found at the Salt Lake Ranger District website. Dogs must be on leash in high traffic areas such as parking lots, picnic areas, campsites, and trail heads. Off Leash use is allowed on 5 trails: big Water, Great Wester Trail, Little Water, Neff's Canyon, and Pipeline Trail.
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tammylhf's picture
Best Dog Area in Utah

Milcreek is a great place to take dogs--in fact, it's one of the very few places in Utah you even CAN take your dog! I have been there hundreds of times and I have never run into a single problem with any dog or dog owner! In fact, they are the nicest people (and dogs) you will ever meet! There are so many different trails and picnic areas here. The river along the canyon is awesome.

Utah Runner's picture
To all trail runners

Mill Creek Canyon road is a really nice location, but very dangerous situation, to run on during the winter months. There are some well behaved dogs in the canyon, however the majority of dog owners up there do not understand, or possibly do not care, that their dogs instinct is to charge at runners who are approaching their group. Most dogs leave the cross country skiers and walkers alone, but runners should be very cautious!

Even numbered days are better than odd numbered days, but not that much. Expect to encounter plenty of dogs that will charge you if you do not stop running, which defeats the entire point of trying to run in the canyons because one must stop to walk by dogs every few hundred yards.

maplegirlie's picture
Fees increased in Jan 2009

On Jan. 1 2009, the fee per vehicle (per day) increased from $2.25 to $3.00 per vehicle. Seniors 60 and older pay $2.00 per vehicle per day.

Annual passes increased from $20 per year to $40 per year and include an unlimited # of visits per day/year/vehicle. The 2009 annual fee for seniors 60 and older is $20.

No credit cards accepted.

If you have an active, well-behaved dog who needs lots of exercise, this is a wonderful place, well worth the fee.

Visitor's picture
This is not a fenced in dog

This is not a fenced in dog park! Dogs are allowed to run in Millcreek Canyon off leash on odd number days, but there is still vehicle traffic and any other number of hazards.