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Big Cottonwood Canyon

Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Beautiful sights

The Big Cottonwood Canyon has a lot to offer for all ages. If you are someone who Loves snow the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Danielle H
Salt Lake City, Utah
Love coming here - amazing

Have been here a few times now while in Salt Lake. It is just so beautiful. Whether in the winter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott S
Columbus, Ohio
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Big Cottonwood Canyon has a lot to offer for all ages. If you are someone who Loves snow the resorts are great. Someone like myself I love the summer time up the canyon and there are a ton of hiking trails and waterfalls to...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now while in Salt Lake. It is just so beautiful. Whether in the winter or summer. Trails are fun and vary from easy to more difficult. Or just drive through the canyon. Love it

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This canyon is spectacular. There are so many different hikes of all levels! Brighton and solitude are both top resorts for skiing in the winter! Brighton is my personal favorite! In the spring and summer and fall the hiking is the best with all its...More

Thank beijoes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just minutes from Salt Lake is an escape that is treasured by locals. Great Skiing at Brighton resort and Solitude. Weekdays are best as there is so much less traffic. Hiking is awesome off of Guardsman pass and then you can take the back roads...More

Thank randyt848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just love Big Cottonwood Canyon. We visit there all year long... great hikes in Summer and Snow Shoeing in Winter. We have family picnics, by the river and have built great memories over the years. We just love the quick access to many different...More

Thank rcdmstarnet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the most beautiful and versatile canyons in the world. Rock climbing, skiing, touring, hiking, camping. Has it all!

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up on Utah and I know of few places that have so much land diversity than Utah. 45 minutes from my house I can be in Big Cottonwood canyon. It is a beautiful place full of hiking trails and places to explore. It...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful drive! I wish we could have done more hiking. The kids enjoyed the snow. We would definitely go back. Note: the bathrooms are closed during the winter!

Thank MeganCollins06
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Hit the canyon in the afternoon for about an hour. All of the picnic areas were closed but if you are a geology buff or like rushing water, this is a must see!

Thank altaman55
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We got a pass to brighton and solitude, both great ski resorts. during the off ski season we love to hike donut falls, dog lake, lake blanche, to name a few. There's so much to do and we never run out of places to hike,...More

Thank loyalcustomer08080
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Barbara T
21 January 2018|
Response from Ken J | Reviewed this property |
Popular with hikers in Utah this trail is about one day hike. You have one in Australia too?!
6 December 2017|
Response from Vikietti | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don´t live there, I go skiing.
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Andrew H
19 August 2017|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
I'd say the hike is moderate. It has sections that are a pretty good climb, and is between 7.5 and 8 miles round trip, but it is a well travelled trail. It is also a little higher in elevation, but it is beautiful. In Big... More