Snowshoes Not Required: Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike

Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike

02 Feb Snowshoes Not Required: Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike

I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but it’s most definitely been worth it to venture outdoors this winter. We’ve had a good amount of snow here in SLC and if you can manage to get yourself up in any of the canyons, the views are truly breathtaking.

Millcreek Canyon is A) the closest canyon to my humble abode and B) I bought the boyfriend an annual pass for Christmas, so it’s the logical choice for our winter hikes.

Equipped with a thermos of hot coffee, a flask of creamer, two ski poles and camera gear, Bryan and I were determined to summit Desolation Trail last week, despite having a short window of time to complete the task.

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The first thing I said as I hopped out of the 4Runner was “Alright, we’re short on time, so I’m not taking ANY photos until we reach the top.” 10 seconds and a couple feet later I had the camera out to get the requisite shot of the trail marker. Whatever.

We made up time taking several shortcuts, sliding on our butts and going up to 20mph on the way back down.

Enjoy the view! And the gratuitous shots of Bryan’s Iron and Resin mugs full of steamy Beans and Brews coffee.

Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike
Millcreek Canyon, Desolation Trail Hike