NileGuide Expert Says:
Salt Lake City's most gentle, in-canyon road biking route
Emigration Canyon, UT 84108, USA
NileGuide Expert tip:
If driving this canyon, do so carefully for the sake of all its cyclists.
Emigration Canyon sits on the northeastern side of town, east of the Hogle Zoo
. Called "Emigration" Canyon, this was the route by which the original Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.
Today a paved road ascends this gently rising canyon, passing older homes, a few modern housing developments, and a pair of diners along the way. Of these, the most popular is Ruth's Diner
- famous for its mile-high biscuits and southwestern-influenced breakfasts.
Emigration Canyon is among Salt Lake City's most popular road biking routes, and many, many cyclists make a "pit stop" at Ruth's Diner
on the way back into the city.