City Creek Canyon

City Creek Canyon Parking Lot    by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

 Directions:  From Second Avenue (an extension of North Temple) in Salt Lake City, go north on B Street past the 11th Avenue intersection continuing another 0.7 miles. The road crosses City Creek at the mouth of the canyon.  The road can be walked on all year with no charge; there is a fee for driving up or for picnic sites.

Description: Riparian habitat along stream and grassy slopes with juniper trees and other evergreen trees higher up.

Specialty Birds: Blue Grouse, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Common Poorwill, Steller's Jay, American Dipper, Winter Wren, Townsend's Solitaire
     Specifics: ( ~  by Steve Carr)  Gnatcatchers, warblers, flycatchers, Spotted Towhee, Stellerís Jay in winter, Winter Wren, usually around Picnic Site #2 in winter, and Wilsonís Snipe. Farther up, Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks, Golden Eagles, accipiters, kestrels, occasionally Merlin. Pygmy-Owls have occasionally been seen between the entrance and Picnic Site #12. Most birding is done in this stretch. Dippers are usually seen also.

     eBird Data: | City Creek Canyon (above Bonniville Blvd.) | Memory Grove | Salt Lake City Cemetery |

Nearby: Memory Grove, City Cemetery

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