Most riders will pay for a shuttle to Guardsman and deviate onto Mill Creek Meadows once they reach Mill Creek Canyon on their Wasatch Crest ride. The Mill Creek Meadows trail is 6.6 miles from the Crest's starting point at the top of Guardsman Pass on Scott's Bypass trail.
Another ride option is to pedal to Dog Lake from Mill Creek, take the Dog Lake to Desolation Connector to Mill D North Fork . Now climb to the Crest then descend 1/2 mile to Mill Creek Meadows and return via the Mill Creek Canyon trail.
Get to Foothill Blvd on the east bench of Salt Lake City. If you're coming via I-215, exit at 39th South. Take 3800 South eastbound into the Canyon. Drive all the way to the top of Mill Creek Canyon to the lower Big Water trailhead.
Note: Mill Creek user fee is $5 per car as of 2022, payable by credit card as you leave the canyon. The gate to upper Mill Creek Canyon is open to cars July 1 to November 1. Mountain bikes are only allowed on upper Mill Creek trails on EVEN numbered days!
After completing Mill Creek Meadows, most riders will continue down to Big Water then catch the Upper Pipeline to continue the trip downhill to Rattlesnake Gulch.
Reserving a spot on a commercial shuttle is the most practical and environmentally-friendly way to do the shuttled ride.