Dinner at Ruth’s and a Ride Up Emigration Canyon

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful evening for a ride. I’ve been on the road for work a lot through August, so didn’t get to spend quite as much time in the saddle as I’d like. To follow up a great ride over Nebo on Saturday, we realized it had been a while since we visited Ruth’s Diner, and our taste buds were looking forward to something good for dinner.

This is without a doubt my favorite time of year on the bike and look for any excuse—even if it’s just looking for something to eat.

If you’ve never stopped at Ruth’s Diner, you should. With the exception of the meat loaf at Ruth’s, I seldom eat anything with the word “loaf” in it, but it’s really tasty. In fact, I can’t think of anything I’ve eaten there that wasn’t good. And, it’s a great excuse to ride up the canyon and maybe even continue on to Park City to make the ride a little longer.

Riding up Emigration, be prepared to share the road with bicyclists; Emigration is a very popular climb for the human-powered two-wheelers. The road isn’t very wide and the road seems to be regularly patrolled (at least every time I’m on it), so keeping to the posted speed limit is a good idea.

The view of Parley’s Canyon from the top of the pass is beautiful this time of year and at the bottom you can take a left into East Canyon or right and into Park City or back into Salt Lake. We opted to head back into town as the overcast sky started to get dark and threatening—although we didn’t hit any rain on the way back.

Sue doesn’t get really excited about spending five or six hours on the bike, but a short ride like this is right up her alley. It always amazes me how quickly you can be out of the city and up in the canyons. And, since I like spending time with her, it’s always fun.