Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City: Address, Big Cottonwood Canyon Reviews: 5/5

Big Cottonwood Canyon
5
Write a review
About
Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Big Cottonwood Canyon and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
1,160 reviews
Excellent
952
Very good
187
Average
12
Poor
3
Terrible
6

Literati83
16 contributions
Friends
I love this canyon so much. Donut Falls and Ledgemere cave—among many other places are so much fun.

If you love hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, definitely check out this canyon!
Written 9 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mallorne
Edmonton, Canada63 contributions
You cannot even drive your dog in the car through the canyon because they are worried about it contaminating drinking water. No clue how a dog in a car can contaminate drinking water, let alone in a way that cannot be removed by a standard water treatment facility. It also makes you wonder what they did to prevent wildlife from contaminating the water - did they shoot it all? Not to mention what happens when human hikers get caught short on a hike!
Written 21 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,080 contributions
Friends
Just 20 minutes from downtown SLC, it’s definitely worth coming out here to get on a trail. We did part of the Lake Blanche Trail, and some of the surrounding trails, and got lots of great views of the mountains. Would love to spend more time here, we only had a few hours in between work and travel.
Written 24 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SuperDuper Coach
Mitcham, Australia154 contributions
a bit hairy when there is snow around but otherwise a beautiful drive through the canyon and back to SLC>
Written 10 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

R M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates93 contributions
Great canyon to ride a bike up. I’m a mamil and cycle regularly but there’s nothing close to this scale near me. About 1000m vertical ascent with a near constant uphill for over 20km or 13 miles. It’s a tough climb but I found plenty of places to stop and I did that quite a lot. My Garmin showed up to 13% gradient and on my not friendly hire bike gearing it was very tough. Good news there’s plenty places to stop, take a drink and take in the beautiful scenery.
You can get up over 8000 feet or 2500m and I was there in November. There was snow around and plenty on the high mountains and it’s cool towards the top of course, but I was warm enough for a short sleeve jersey. On the way down I put everything on! Keep the windchill out and make sure you have decent brakes!
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MihirMeghani
Fremont, CA1,478 contributions
My wife and I hiked for several hours a few days ago with snow falling & several inches of snow on the ground. We enjoyed our short hike. The winter scenery was amazing. Great to see fall colors, mountains, streams, rivers, & trees.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sanj2561
North Huntingdon, PA261 contributions
What a beautiful drive up the Wasatch mountains! The trees were a brilliant yellow and the other plant life were green and orange, making for a patchwork of color. We continued onto Park City, which was a scary ride in the early morning...very high elevation with lots of low hanging clouds made for a white knuckle trip down the mountains!
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chief
Marietta, GA86 contributions
This is what family hikes are about! Crystal lake... AWESOME Kid friendly outdoor fun.Fun to see so much happening in nature.
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ashar G
Houston, TX323 contributions
Drove out here for a quick visit from SLC. Worth the drive and if you have time, great place for camping.
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NCWFUcyclingVet
Huntersville, NC353 contributions
Family
We drive along the scenic Highway and hiked to donut falls. The area is beautiful and lush. They are lots of trails in the area. The hike was great. Lots of people there. Busy trail
Written 19 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,110
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Big Cottonwood Canyon


Restaurants near Big Cottonwood Canyon: View all restaurants near Big Cottonwood Canyon on Tripadvisor