As visitors traverse up the canyon, they experience the excitement of an escape so close to the valley, unaware of the fragility and history that the canyon holds. The prophets, pioneers, and settlers who would make their mark on the Salt Lake Valley. Temple builders, physicians, business owners, and leaders, who would raise generations of families. There were hotels, tent rentals, a store, a milk wagon, church meetings, theatre, dances, and legendary hikes. These screened porch cabins built on stilts located high in the tree canopies express the peacefulness and nature of what the families honor. The canyon is a celebration of the late 1800s and early 1900s preserved in a time capsule hidden in Parleys Canyon. For those who take the time to learn its history, it is a place never to be destroyed.