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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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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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Best canyon for a large variety of hiking trails

Big Cottonwood canyon is full of hiking trails of all different levels. Whether your a novice and want a flat scenic trail or an expert hiker and want a challenging trail, this... read more

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just dove by the Big Cottonwood Canyon, before heading the the airport and it was very scenic and majestic - a good drive around, and close to the airport, so thats why we chose to do it then, before returning our rented car at the airport.

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Saint-Tropez, France
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Big Cottonwood canyon is full of hiking trails of all different levels. Whether your a novice and want a flat scenic trail or an expert hiker and want a challenging trail, this canyon has everything to offer. You will be sure to see lots of wildlife on any hike you choose. There is also beautiful scenic hiking in the two... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big Cottonwood Canyon is well known for Outdoor Recreation with an abundance of Backcountry Skiing in the Winter and Hiking in the Summer. It is also home to Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts. Known as BCC to the locals it has a rich Mining History as well. Bus Service is available during Ski Season and Lodging is very limited. For... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in Utah. Visit in Spring, Summer or the Fall to see breathtaking views and beautiful colors. Plenty of hikes, awesome ski resorts in the winter (our whole family LOVES Brighton) and even a great canyon for a marathon (in September).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big Cottonwood Canyon is an amazing place for all seasons. Winter is great for skiing at a resort (Brighton or Solitude) or back country. In the spring and summer great beutahful hiking to lakes or peaks. Good opportunities to see Utah wildlife (deer and moose). Fall get up and check the fall colors as the leaves change. Located 10 miles... More 

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Lehi, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big Cottonwood Canyon is incredible. The top places to visit include: 1) Silver Lake - This is lake at the base of Brighton Ski Resort. It the summer it is stocked with Trout and is great for fishing. I fish from the shore using Jake's spinner's and always catch fish. The lake is shallow and tends to get lots of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have spent many seasons in this beautiful canyon. As a child I lived with grandparents here. As an adult, I have skiied, hiked, and camped here. This canyon has the beauty of the Swiss Alps. It is very comfortable, with rental condos, camp grounds, and some homes that can be rented. Even with 6-8 feet of snow some of... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to hike and see Moose! Safe trails and abundant wildlife! We will definitely go back.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went hiking further south in another canyon and after lunch decided to visit Silver Lake on a whim with the intention of hiking to the other lakes nearby. Before I made my way I checked the road conditions and it was open so assumed the trail was open also. When arriving at Silver Lake there was still snow cover... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove on this road just to see how it looks and for photography. It was OK. If you plan to hike, bicycle or ski - then it would be totally different story! It is very nice place for the local people to spend day or two or even the week of vacation. But just for a drive? I wouldn't... More 

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