Emigration Canyon was the original route used by the pioneers who settled Salt Lake. It is a township of about 1500 residents with Hogle Zoo at its base and hiking trails and expansive views at the summit. As you drive up, you seem to leave the city behind and enter the peaceful countryside. Just remember to keep a look out for moose and other wildlife. Don’t worry, if you run out of milk you can pick up some on your way home at Ruth’s Creekside Market. Ruth’s Diner is right next door if you would rather eat out and not worry about doing the dishes. The amazing part about this mountain remote neighborhood is the fact that you are only 5 minutes from the city and downtown Salt Lake.
The average home up here goes for $539,000 but if you want more space and the best views, the top homes sell for over a million. If you had the time and the vision, you could rejuvenate one of the old cabins like the one that sold for $240,000.
Road biking the canyon road is a favorite activity of many locals in Emigration and from this road you can connect to many long century rides. The view from the top of the canyon is perfect for the after work road bike ride. You can drive east up the main canyon and connect all the way into Park City. At the top of the canyon road you have an amazing golf course; Mountain Dell. The school district for this area is Granite School District.