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Millvue Peak Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 2,831 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Over grown Off trail Fee
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NOTE: The trail is virtually non existent after the radio station peak at roughly 2.7 miles in and is quite a scramble. As of May 2020, Millcreek Road is closed about 1.5 miles from Elbow fork - this will add some mileage to your hike. The trailhead is at Elbow Fork in Mill Creek Canyon. When you arrive at the trail junction, go right on Lambs Canyon Pass Trail. Less than a quarter mile from the junction is a footbridge. After you cross it, the trail stays near the stream, then makes two switchbacks away from it. At 0.82 miles, the trail turns back toward the stream again and crosses it with views of Mount Aire to the north. At 1.27 miles, you arrive at Lookout Point. Across Lookout Point is Gobblers Knob on the left and the jagged rock formations of Mount Raymond on the right. The trail follows the spine of the mountain and makes two switchbacks to Lambs Canyon Pass. At 1.67 miles, you arrive at the pass. To find the trail to Millvue Peak, take about 10 steps west from the trail post and look for a faint trail going southeast. The trail isn't posted and is very overgrown. Hikers need to pay close attention to stay on it. The trail heads southeast for the ridgeline. At the ridgeline, place cairns on the trail junction. With the overgrowth, it's easy to miss this junction on your return. Go left and stay on the spine of the ridge for the peak. As you head down, watch for the cairns you placed. If you hike past them, backtrack and find them. Don't bushwhack back to Lambs Canyon Pass.

From Wasatch Boulevard and 3800 South, drive 6.25 miles up Mill Creek Canyon to Elbow Fork. At the sharp bend in the road is the trailhead and parking area on the left side of the road.

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Cecily Woodbury
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Backpacking

This wasn’t Mt Aire. It was up toward Millvue Peak.

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Aylin Rodan
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HikingGreat!

I hiked up the Lambs Canyon trail from the Parleys side, but that didn't feel like enough of a hike, so explored part of the Millvue Peak trail today. Up and down the first peak, then up the second. Couldn't really see where the trail went from there and was out of time so turned around. But up to that point the trail was not too bad to follow, although I had a little bit of a hard time finding the trail when I came down from the second peak. Fun!

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James Western
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Hiking

Nice relaxing hike to Milvue Peak. The trail to the first mountain top is easy to follow. Once on top of that there are three other mountain tops to either bag or hike past on the right side. Follow the trail on this app.

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Rebecca Aho
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HikingOver grown
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Jenny Peacock
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

The trail is rough and very difficult to follow the closer you get to the top. But the view and scenery as you go and once you get to the top is very rewarding! You can see the back of Mt Olympus. Lots wild flowers! Feels very adventurous!

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Prisca Ranck
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HikingOff trailOver grown

7/3/20 - One and Done! Shortly after the radio tower, the trail narrows and you are on your own. AllTrails (along with other websites) are NOT CLEAR which peak is Millvue. We followed this AllTrails map to the very end (yes it’s 7.5 miles from Elbow Fork), the last mile is pure torture. It was a pretty view, but not worth the guessing game of where the trail was. Long socks and pants are a must if you go to the end. Forging the trail through scrub oak is not fun. This was a joke!

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Christian Hannah
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleSnow

5/21/2020 - Millcreek road is closed about 1.5 miles from elbow fork which added 3 miles to our trip. It was 10.5 miles total for us (3 miles were on the road) and 3583 ft gain. After Lambs Canyon Pass you DEFINITELY need pants because the trail is VERY overgrown from there until the summit. (bringing trail markers to mark less visible areas for the return trip was very helpful). There were some snowy parts that were a little difficult to get over without spikes and poles, but if you take your time it's not so bad. The trail is easy to follow if you pay attention until you get to the first "peak" just after the radio station. From here, the trail was almost impossible to find/stay on. Our route ended up being all around the suggested trail (as the suggested one didn't seem to exist or at least wasn't as well traveled as some of the game trails in the area). Just keep your eyes on the peak and you can find a way there (although it is not very pleasant). However, the views are worth it! Some of the best views I have ever gotten. Surprisingly, we did not encounter any wildlife other than two chipmunks, but we did see a ton of elk, moose, deer, and bear droppings (so they are there even though we didn't see any). We only saw two other hikers on the whole trip and they were just hiking Lambs Canyon. Very remote hike, which was really nice.

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Tim Starcraft
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Backpacking

5/17/2020 only about 50 yards of snow to walk through on North aspect part of the trail around 1 mi. Some wildflowers, aspens are showing leaves.

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Miquelle Askew
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HikingOver grown

hiked from Millcreek, the first part of the trail was great, good amount of shade and the there is a creek for the first 1/3 or so which was nice for my dog. The trail is completely overgrown when you get to the lambs canyon split-hard to follow. I was wearing shorts so I turned around because I just couldn’t handle it anymore, pants are a MUST (unless you like scraped legs?) I hear the views are awesome though!

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Rebecca Aho
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HikingBugsOver grown

Great trail! Lots of shade on the first half. From the Lambs Canyon Pass sign it is VERY overgrown. Thank goodness my dog could find the trail. So much brush and bugs! But the view at the top is spectacular! Uintahs, Oquirrhs, Salt Lake Valley, Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island, Park City (or was it Kamas?). I lost a hot pink, light weight nylon jacket on the way down. If you find it, message me on Facebook, please! Mostly dry and dusty except where it crosses the stream. Water for about the first third of the trail. Only saw one other hiker today.

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Taylor Davis
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Hiking

Amazing Hike! This time I learned my lesson and wore pants (and long John's) . . . The Canyon was closed about half way, so it added another 3 miles making it 9 total round trip. Took the dogs with me and glad I did as they helped plow the snow path ahead. Had to rope them off about a 1/2 mile from the summit because there was a little bit of scrambling / exposure. Beautiful views of Lamb's Canyon, Millcreek, the Salt Lake Valley and out East to the High Uintahs.

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Steven Baeder
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Hiking

Dogs do not need to be on leash on odd days for Millcreek side (not allowed at all on Lamb's side). Trail is overgrown, especially between lambs trail and ridge. It's not the difficult to stay on the trail if you keep your eyes open. If you don't want your legs scratched were long socks or pants.

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Chad Bischoff
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Did Millvue from the Lambs Canyon side & while we did lose the trail a couple times from the pass or watershed sign, we made the peak which is right behind the “low” peak with the man made structure and antenna on it. We always found the trail again by never going too far when we did lose it, and just keeping our heads cool & staying calm. Also saw a huge Moose. Legs are all scraped up, so wear longs or zip offs for the part between Lambs & Millvue. Bring lots of water and be patient on top, but trust me, the trail exists to Millvue and is recommended (class 2).

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Dewey Green
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Hiking

I hiked (or tried to hike) this trail about a week ago but started from the Lambs Canyon Pass side. Lambs Canyon Trail is well marked and easy to follow but I only got about .5 mile into Millvue Peak trail before giving up and turning around. The start of the trail isn't where it shows on the map. It's about 30 ft south. Not a big deal, I found it and started heading up. At the beginning it's easy to follow but not long into it there's a fork not shows on the map. I took the right fork and about 30 ft later couldn't see the trial at all. Following my phone I tried to trail blaze back to the dotted line. After getting frustrated, I gave up and turned around. When I finally found the trail again I decided to go back and take the left fork. Unfortunately the trail disappears almost immediately that way as well. I soon gave up since I was wearing shorts and was alone. If you are willing to just push along it looks like the vegetation opens up as you reach the crest but getting there is going to be a hassle.

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Dustin Locke
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Running

I ran the ridge from Murdock down to Millvue. The trail from Millvue to Lamb’s Pass is basically nonexistent. It might be easier to follow on the way up, but I lost it repeatedly on the way down. Also, Nick is wrong. Millvue *is* the peak shown on the map – the third along the ridge line. It doesn’t have a structure or anything on top. The trail from the first peak to there is completely overgrown.

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Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Hiked the ridge from Murdock Peak to Millvue Peak. The trail down to Lambs saddle is overgrown so where long pants. The trail isn't obvious from the summit because it's so overgrown.

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Nick Heeringa
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From what I can tell, this trail is incorrectly marked. Millvue Peak is the summit with the man-made building near the top. Travel past this point is possible, but the trails gets increasingly difficult to follow, until it fades and turns into a scramble or bushwhack to further peaks. There is no clear trail (yet) following the trail shown on the map. With that said, the hike up to Millvue Peak at 8926 ft. is well marked and moderate. There are a couple steeper parts up to the summit, but nothing too long or difficult. It's a nice extension from the Lambs Canyon/Elbow Fork area, and dogs can still be on the Millvue Peak trail. Looking at the topo map "Mount Aire O40111f6 1:24,000," Millvue is the westernmost peak at 8926, followed by Peak 9037 in the middle, and the easternmost endpoint of this map at Peak 9074. This would make Millvue the peak with the structure on top, visible on the way up from the Lambs/Elbow Fork saddle.

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Alex Mayer
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Jason Hannah
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Victoria Williams
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