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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone Number: +1 801-521-6040
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a...

Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Peaceful & Beautiful!

My wife and I drove here from Park City, which took us less than 40 minutes to get to the entrance to the Canyon. It was such a gorgeously serene area! The weather was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove here from Park City, which took us less than 40 minutes to get to the entrance to the Canyon. It was such a gorgeously serene area! The weather was perfectly crisp and clear! We drove in a ways, taking short hikes here and there, but our main hike was up to see Lake Blanche. Pictures... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is well worth the short drive our of Salt Lake City as the views are stunning. I visited in October and went at 8:00 am when no one was around, it was extremely cold but the lake was just stunning. I also took a walk to Horseshoe Falls and this was just fantastic as there was so much wildlife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really neat drive, looks Like a lot of great hiking too. Wish we had been there in the summer when things were green!

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this easy drive. Seeing nature at its finest. Went in off season so could drive at a leisurely pace and absorb all the beauty.

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a couple drives after our business. Well worth the time. It put that harrowing storm experience behind us!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive all the way through and enjoyed the scenery. Beautiful views of canyon, mountains, and wildlife. Although I didn't camp, I noticed quite a few areas that would be perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive up this canyon is spectacular. Trees, rivers and granite cliffs everywhere you turn. We went up to Brighton and walked the Silver Lake trail. Great time. Pretty harsh in the winter, but fall is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there alone and it was great. Put Brighton Sky Area on your GPS and it will take you through the Canyon. When u get to Brighton in the closed loop, there is a parking lot at the right and a nice easy trail around a beautiful pond. Easy to walk for a family with kids and elderly people.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had hoped to take Guardsman Pass to Park City but it was already closed. The drive itself is fun, though all the leaves were gone by the first week in November. Late September or early October would have been best. There were still a lot of people out hiking and biking in the canyon as the weather was unseasonably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My spouse and I grew up in Salt Lake so we went up the canyons a lot. The scenery is breathtaking and is never tiring. The views are revitalizing and calming all seasons of the year! Highly recommended!! Moved to another state to be near grand kids and deeply miss the Utah mountains....

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