Miller Park and Bonneville Glen are an amazing oasis in Salt Lake City, near the Harvard and Yale neighborhoods, between the University of Utah and Sugar House. It is open year round and is beautiful in winter covered in snow!
Every season is so beautiful, you almost forget how much you are in the city.
This is a one-mile loop (adjustable) that is adjoined, but kept up by two different groups. The lower (west) section is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bonneville Stake.
The upper (east) section, named Miller Park, is owned by Salt Lake City as part of it’s parks and public lands.
Red Butte Creek flows through the middle of both sections.
Bonneville Glen is a beautiful hidden gem. There is a parking lot at the corner of 1500 East and Bonneview Drive (about 1040 South). There is another entrance a block farther east on Bonneview Drive. We went in the main entrance from the parking lot. It’s mostly flat so you can possibly get away without them, but I still recommend some type of micro-spikes for traction.
Here is the south side path in Bonneville Glen.
There is only one connection between the parks, so even though we mostly made a loop, we had to go the same way for this tiny section. It is on the north side and winds up a little higher. This is also an exit to the street, so that upper fence you see is along Bonneview Drive. This is the same section, from the bottom and the top.
Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park
The upper section is owned by Salt Lake City and is named the Charles Lee Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park. When you enter it there are signs with a map.
There is an impressive bridge that was built as part of the Works Progress Administration under Franklin Roosevelt.
Here are more photos of Miller Park in the snow.
In the summer this area has lots of birds.
Here are a few more from different seasons!
We love little loop and are so glad we found it. It’s perfect for kids, walking the dog, or who just wants a shorter nature walk, but wants an escape from the city.
For more on this trail see this post: