An Overview of Millvue PeakResting on the Millcreek Canyon/Lambs Canyon divide at 8,926 feet, is a well known local favorite peak of hunters, hikers, snowshoers and backcountry skiers known as Millvue Peak. Starting from Millcreek Canyon or Lambs Canyon, this mountain was once a horrific bushwhack that required most to climb it when it was bush free in the winter. Then just a few years ago that all changed. A trail seemed to appear out of nowhere, and within one year, a lovely man made tower now rests just shy of the summit. Some call it a fair trade, others do not. The new trail extending from the Lambs Canyon Pass to the summit of Millvue Peak is a lovely walk along the Millcreek Canyon/Lambs Canyon divide. While hiking this new trail there are amazing vistas into and down Millcreek Canyon and Gobblers Knob. At the summit on a bright sunny day one can see most of the peaks of the Northern/Central Wasatch Ranges, The Oquirrh Mountain Range, as well as the Uinta Mountain Range. The views, the excellent year round access and wildlife viewing opportunities makes this mountain worthy of any Wasatch climbers to do list.
Getting Up ThereThere are two main trailheads for Millvue Peak. The most user friendly is from Lambs Canyon....however the parking area is quite small, especailly in the winter. The next most common trailhead is in Millcreek Canyon at Elbow Fork. This trailhead is closed to vehical traffic in the winter, adding 1 to 2 miles to the climb. Below are the climbing directions from both trailheads.
LAMBS CANYON- The easiest and cheapest way to approach this mountain is from Lambs Canyon. Approximately 2 or so miles up Lambs Canyon is the well marked Lambs Canyon Trailhead. The trail starts by crossing the year round flowing river, then it makes a couple of small switchbacks as it climbs up to the Northwest drainage. Soon the trail bends right into the Northwest Drainage and continues to gain elevation. Be sure to keep an eye out for moose...they are VERY COMMON along this section of the route. After a mile or so the trail will approach the Millcreek Canyon/Lambs Canyon Divide and bare a sharp left insted of climbing the steep slope. Follow this for what seems like forever and eventually it will gracefully make its way up and back to the Lambs Canyon Pass. From here make a left and follow the well beaten path up to Millvue Peak.
MILLCREEK CANYON (Elbow Fork)- In the summer (and especailly on weekends) when the parking is full at Lambs Canyon you can climb this peak from the Elbow Fork Trailhead located in Millcreek Canyon. This trail starts out by following a river. In a couple of minutes you will come up on a well marked junction. Continue straight (or more to the right depending on how you look at it) and follow the well beaten path up to Lambs Canyon Pass. Make a right and follow the trail to the summit of Millvue Peak.