Overview

Hidden in the heart of Moab, this paved route follows a lush and shade-covered stream through town, offering a break from the heat on even the hottest summer day. While many visitors to Moab flock to the sandstone buttes and arches, the Mill Creek trail offers miles of paved trail, benches, and an idyllic stream that flows down from the nearby La Sal Mountains.

This trail is great for walking, running or bicycling and is suitable for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. This trail is wheelchair accessible.

Trailhead

The Mill Creek Parkway trail begins at Rotary Park in Moab, Utah. To reach the trailhead from the junction of Center Street and Main Street in Moab:

  1. Turn east onto Center Street and continue 0.4 miles.
  2. Turn right (south) onto 400 East and continue 0.4 miles.
  3. Turn left (east) onto Mill Creek Drive and continue 0.4 miles.
  4. Turn right into the parking area at Rotary Park.

The Route

From the parking area at Rotary Park, use any of the available pathways to make your way to the east end of the park toward downtown Moab. The Mill Creek Parkway leaves the park via a bridge over Mill Creek at the southeast corner of the park. Once on the trail, continue walking or riding across the bridge. On the other side, the trail turns and begins following along the side of the creek.

Enjoy your walk as the trail winds in and out of tall Cottonwood trees, at times closer to the creek than others. Continue walking until the trail reaches a crosswalk at 400 East. You may use the crosswalk, or better yet, turn right and use the underpass that provides access below the road alongside the river. Keep going as the trail continues on, eventually passing beneath two more underpasses. Soon after crossing under Moab’s Main Street, the route ends near 100 South and 100 West. You may turn left here and continue over one last bridge but the paved trail ends again on the other side. Round trip distance from Rotary Park to the bridge at 100 West is approximately 2.5 miles.

Rules & Regulations

  • Dogs must be on leash.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • Pack out all trash.
  • No fast riding.

Special Considerations

Some parts of this trail may become inundated during flash floods and high runoff. Do not proceed through flooded areas.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.