Emigration Canyon Utah Information

Emigration Canyon is a township in Salt Lake County, Utah in the mountains of the Wasatch Range overlooking Salt Lake City.

Emigration Canyon is a historical place best known as the first settlement by Mormon Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. In 1961, it was declared as a national historic landmark.
The settlement of Mormon Pioneers is commemorated by the This Is The Place Heritage Park, named after Brigham Young’s words upon entering the Salt Lake Valley “This is the right place. Drive on.”

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The park features multiple monuments honoring the Mormon Pioneers who essentially developed the Salt Lake Valley from a desert into a blossoming community. Across from the park is the Hogle Zoo, the largest zoo in Utah covering 42 acres and hosting more than 1,000 animals. The park and zoo are situated at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and to the entrance to Salt Lake City.

The canyon is also home to many historic trails and campsites used by the Mormon Pioneers.

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