New edition of the Emigration Canyon History book now available!

The Second Edition of the book: History of Emigration Canyon: Gateway to the Salt Lake Valley (2019) by Jeffrey Carlstrom and Cynthia Furse is now available, just in time for holiday shopping!

This edition is available three ways:
1. As a black and white paperback ($17.58),
2. As a color hardcover ($92.52), or
3. As a FREE PDF.

Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY25 to get 25% off, until December 1st!

The book is “print-on-demand” which means an individual copy is printed, bound, and mailed to you upon your order. The printing and binding takes 3-5 days, and the shipping depends on your choice of mailing options.

Read more about the Emigration Canyon History project here:

Cindy says: This is a labor of love, and we are taking no profit on the book. Instead, if you feel inclined, please consider donating to your favorite local charity (Camp K, perhaps?).

Happy Holidays!

Deseret News Marathon July 24th

If you need to travel in or out of the canyon early in the morning on Pioneer Day, please be aware of the traffic control plan for the marathon:

4:00 a.m. First buses arrive at the top of Big Mountain. Runners are staged in the turnout at the top.
5:00 a.m. Last bus departs from staging area
5:15 a.m. Road closed half a mile north of the start and 5 miles south of the start in order to allow for getting runners on the road.
5:30 a.m. Race begins.
Road can open back shortly after the start.

4:30 a.m. First buses arrive at the start line (about 600 meters south of Pine Crest) Runners are staged at the side of the road
5:30 a.m. Last bus departs from staging area
5:40 a.m. Road closes at Pine Crest and at the top of Little Mountain
6:00 a.m. Race begins
Road can open back shortly after the start.

Election Notice: Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council

Election Notice

Reposted from the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council’s Public Meeting Notification page: 

Salt Lake County Clerk

In accordance with Utah Code Section 20A-5-101(2), I, Sherrie Swensen, Salt Lake County Clerk, hereby give notice that the following offices will be voted on within Salt Lake County in 2019 along with the dates for filling a declaration of candidacy for these offices:
Council At-Large (3 Seats) 4-Year Term

The Declaration of Candidacy filing period for these Metro Township Council Offices will be held at the Election Division, Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, S1-200 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019.
For information, call the Salt Lake County Clerk at (385) 468-7400, or visit
Dated this 23rd day of April, 2019

Emigration Canyon Planning Commission Meeting Jan. 17th

The Emigration Canyon Planning Commission’s January meeting is scheduled for January 17th at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake County building at 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City , 84190, in the North building in room N1-110.

The Planning Commissioners will be considering a request by John Walsh for a conditional use approval for commercial and private recreation, including picnic area and gazebo for picnics, parties, and other gatherings, as well as two single-lane gun ranges. Location: 2450 Pinecrest Canyon Road.

Here is a link to the Emigration Canyon Planning Commission meeting notification website:

There, you can find the meeting agenda and packet for the upcoming meeting.