Getting to Millcreek is fairly simple. From Salt Lake City get one I-80 Eastbound towards Cheyenne. Take exit 128 for I-215 Southbound. After driving for about 1.5 miles you will take Exit 4 and turn East. At the light on Wasatch Blvd you will turn North and drive .1 miles to Millcreek Canyon Road. Follow this road until you reach the forest.
Millcreek is a wonderful stream to practice your small stream fishing on. It is a small freestone creek that has ample tree coverage, but not so thick as to make you frustrated that you chose this river to fish. This is a great stream to try out our Small Water Secrets. Don't be surprised if you fish a few holes and then have to get out of the stream and walk up the road for fifty feet.
As was mentioned earlier, the best fishing is going to take place above the Winter gate. One of the reasons for this is because of the Millcreek Restoration Project that was a joint venture between the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited. Over the course of three years, the river was poisoned and then native Bonneville Cutthroat Trout were reintroduced into the stream. This project began at the top of the stream, and fish were reintroduced in this stretch a couple of years prior to being reintroduced in the bottom stretches. Millcreek is now managed solely for native Bonneville Cutthroats, finally home in one of their native streams.
As the West Fork is managed for Cutthroat Trout, check the regulations to determine when the stream opens for fishing. As of right now there are no regulations, but that could change. With the upper portions of the stream being closed, essentially, for most of the time that other Cutthroat streams are, we would be surprised if there were any special regulations put on Millcreek.
Millceek is a wonderful stream to practice your small water tactics. It is a beautiful stream that has a long history in the Salt Lake valley, supporting many industries for the early pioneers that called the valley home. Take a moment to get away from the bustle of the city, with only a turn or two up the road you will forget that you are only a minute away from civilization.