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Emigration Canyon Real Estate

Emigration Canyon is located to the east of Salt Lake City and is a metro township. It begins at the south end of the University of Utah and extends up the canyon east and northeast between Salt Lake and Morgan County.

The canyon carries major significance for the state of Utah. It was the original route used by pioneers entering the valley. This is the Place Heritage Park sits at the mouth of the canyon and memorializes the moment the first pioneers entered the valley and Brigham Young declared, “This is the place.” All along the canyon are historic markers indicating various camps and milestones made by the pioneers along their journey. 

Much of the canyon is protected within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, but unprotected areas are being developed. The township was formed in 1997 and in 2015, residents voted to incorporate and become a metro township. There are two luxury developments in the canyon, Emigration Oaks and Emigration Place. Residents enjoy modern living, stunning views, and fresh mountain air. Since Emigration Canyon is the midpoint between Salt Lake and Park City, residents can easily commute to either city. 


Things to do

Ruth’s Diner – The diner is a popular eatery with a long history. In 2020, Ruth’s Diner turned 90 and continues to serve customers a delicious breakfast and a delectable dinner. The diner was opened after Ruth bought a Salt Lake Trolley car and moved it up Emigration Canyon where she opened the diner in 1949. She ran the diner until 1977 when she sold it and retired. Ruth died at the age of 94 in 1989. The diner has changed hands a few times but continues to carry  on Ruth’s legacy. 

Emigration Brewing Co. – The brewery was founded to honor Emigration Canyon’s brewing history. In 1865, Henry Wagener opened a brewery at the mouth of the canyon and it became the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now, this small local brewery produces small batch, local, handcrafted beers. They also serve a delicious brunch and dinner and it is a favorite place to eat for many locals.

Hogle Zoo – The zoo is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and covers 42 acres with over 800 animals. It is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah. It is part of the association of zoos and aquariums and provides families all over the state with a wonderful zoo experience. 


Places of Interest

This is The Place Heritage Park – The park is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. It is historically thought by many to be the place where Brigham Young declared, “This is the place” indicating the valley is where the pioneers would settle. A monument was erected in 1921 which still stands today. Now, residents can visit a larger park complete with pony rides, a mini train, dig for gemstones, pan for gold, and many other activities. It is a fun, educational experience that teaches and honors the state’s unique history. 



City Creek – City Creek is the premiere shopping district in Salt Lake and includes tons of retail shopping, dining, offices, hotels, and hosts a variety of events. You can shop till you drop when you explore this huge shopping center complete with a skybridge. It is a favorite stop for many living in Emigration Canyon. 

The Outlets in Park City – Park City is also close by and many residents love to visit The Outlets. You’ll find all of your favorite brands as well as awesome products at discounted prices. It’s a fun day of shopping for everyone! 



There are no schools in Emigration Canyon and students typically attend schools in Salt Lake City. The schools in Salt Lake are part of the Granite School District which is the oldest district in the state and was established in 1904. Below are the schools students in Emigration Canyon would attend.


Elementary School

Eastwood Elementary


Middle School

Churchill Junior High School


High School

Skyline High School