Getting to know Millcreek / Holladay

Ideal for those who love the great outdoors — and don’t we all — the Millcreek/Holladay neighborhood boasts a prime setting at the base of the magnificent Wasatch Mountains. This snow-sport gateway is not only close to the majestic mountains and all that they have to offer, it also features plenty of indoor pursuits ranging from rock-star rock-climbing hangouts to cozy eateries and breakfast spots to funky boutiques and romantic dining venues. Something-for-everyone homes include sprawling ranch-style residences with spacious fenced yards, hipster townhomes and condos plus an impressive lineup of big colonials and million-dollar mansions in a variety of well-established neighborhoods.

The Feel

Thanks to its spectacular mountainside setting, Millcreek/Holladay wows the senses with its wealth of amenities for alfresco aficionados. Folks here include the requisite skiers and snowboarders as well as those who love to hike, bike, snow-shoe, sled and fly-fish. A plethora of lush parks mean that taking Fido for an afternoon walk can easily turn into a longer-than-planned view-rich jaunt, especially if your frisky canine can’t help herself from sniffing every blade of grass, jumping after every windborne leaf and straining to chase those dang-nabbit you’ll-never-catch-me squirrels. (We’re not complaining — we love our very-good-boy doggoes!) What’s more, numerous seasonal patio-dining spots ensure that you can savor the area’s crisp clean fresh air pretty much year-round … albeit, sometimes with a sweater and an outdoor heater. The nature-loving community is very conservation-minded, even offering a free tree giveaway in 2021. Major parks include the 6.5-acre Holladay City Park and the 7.5-acre Knudsen Park Historic and Nature site, which among many other amenities, includes a hammock garden.

  • Mountainside setting
  • Snow-sport gateway
  • Nature-loving
  • Park-rich
  • Fido-friendly

An Incredible Location

Things To Do

Ideal for those who love the great outdoors, the Millcreek/Holladay neighborhood of Salt Lake City boasts a prime setting at the base of the magnificent Wasatch Mountains. This snow-sport gateway is a delight for those who enjoy skiing, snow-boarding, snow-shoeing, sledding, hiking, biking and fly-fishing.

Here’s a sampling of what else there is to do and see in the Millcreek-Holladay area.

Parks and outdoor venues
Holladay City Park (6.5 acres)
  • Playground
  • Walking path
  • Gazebo/bandstand
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Sport courts

Knudsen Park Historic and Nature Site (7.5 acres)
  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pedestrian paths
  • Hammock garden
  • Water playspace

Olympus Hills Park (31 acres)
  • Tennis courts
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Walking paths
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Millcreek Canyon
A terrific place to back-country camp or enjoy a picnic al fresco, Millcreek Canyon is a scenery-rich (and very popular!) recreation area.
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Flower-filled meadows
  • Gently cascading brooks
  • Waterfalls

Wheeler Historic Farm Park
Little Cottonwood Creek flows through this versatile regional park that encompasses 75 acres of natural landscape, trails and back-woods area.
  • Visit farm animals
  • Take wagon-rides through the woods
  • Bring a picnic
  • Enjoy the Playground Fort

Annual Fair and Festival
Carmelite Monastery Fair and Festival
The Fair is the only fundraiser for the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and is their main financial support to pay for the maintenance of the monastery, nuns’ medical expenses, housing expenses and more. More than 3,000 people generally attend the autumn-season fair each year.
  • Music
  • Food
  • Live auction
  • Prizes
  • Golf for the Nuns tournament
  • 5K Walk/Run for the Nuns road race (leashed dogs are welcome to participate)

Popular restaurants, cafés, bakeries and eateries
  • Layla Mediterranian Grill & Mezze
  • Tuscany
  • Franck's
  • Pig and a Jelly Jar
  • Tonyburgers
  • The Park 5
  • Sharon's Cafe
  • 3 Cups