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The Porter Fork Trail is a 3 mile hike or backcountry ski trail. It follows an old mining road that leads to the upper end of the Porter Fork drainage. The trail takes off to the left of the road and continues up to join with the Desolation Trail. This trail can be used to gain access to other trails between Mill Creek Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Dogs are allowed in Mill Creek Canyon but must be kept on a leash at all trail heads and developed sites including the parking areas.

Directions: From Salt Lake City, Access #1: Via Mill Creek Canyon Road (3800 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 4.2 miles up the canyon to Porter Fork turnoff. Park along Mill Creek Road, vehicle access up to Porter Fork Road is permitted only to Porter Fork residents. Walk up Porter Fork Road until pavement ends about 1.25 miles. Trail begins here and follows the jeep road. Access #2: Via Desolation Trail: In Mill Creek from Thayne Canyon; in Big Cottonwood Canyon from Mill B North Fork, Butler Fork, or Mill D North Fork Trail.

Elevation: 6,800 feet

Ending Elevation: 9,200 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet

Distance: 3 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

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