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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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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 6 days ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the two canyons that end at the Salt Lake area's famous Wasatch mountain ski resorts (Little Cottonwood Canyon is the other). In the summer, they are stunning scenic drives that provide access to many hiking trails. In my opinion...More

Thank hedlamp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaving Park City with extra time before a late afternoon flight home, we took Guardsman Pass through to Big Cottonwood Canyon road as an alternative route to Salt Lake. The vistas along this route are fantastic, and there are several trailheads along the way if...More

1  Thank hflores2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of hiking trails for all skill levels and endless sights. It will take longer then you think to go all the way in and out of the Canyon, but well worth your time.

Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area, with obvious elevation for a scenic drive. Best to pull off at one of the available trailheads and take a hike into the mountainside trails. All have restrooms and designated parking areas. Most hikes have a lake at the end or spectacular views...More

1  Thank stephenwN5982FF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we grew up in Salt Lake, we were anxious to show our grandson the beautiful canyons around Salt Lake City. We we've turned away by signs stating no dogs in campsites. We had our golden retriever along, so couldn't share the canyons with our...More

1  Thank Betty E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big cottonwood canyon ride is wonderful. The ride will take you to Park City through Guardsman pass. Especially wonderful experience during the fall season.

Thank satish r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just driving up BCC will give you a great view of the Wasatch mountains. Stop at one of the numerous trailheads right off the road and wander up to great views and alpine lakes. In the winter, BCC is the home to Brighton and Solitude...More

Thank tbacus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon has it ALMOST all: Wonderful ski resorts (Brighton and my favorite Solitude), breathtaking scenery, easy to difficult hiking trails, inexpensive and quaint campgrounds and more. HOWEVER, and this is a big drawback, canines aren't allowed up there because it is a watershed...More

Thank Carey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a nice short walk around the late at Brighton or enjoy something longer into Solitude. It is very easy to get to and if you pick the right time, the traffic is nice and easy to deal with. We enjoy a stroll around the...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many hiking trail heads along this canyon, with hikes of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. This is a good reference book to help you decide where to go and what to see--"60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo,...More

Thank Mizwidget
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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
12 July 2017|
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Response from Lance F | Reviewed this property |
Great Idea: My recommendation is to drive up to Silver Lake first. It is not only convenient, but also popular (was there last Sunday... lots of people)! If you go during a week day, it should be less crowded. To relax... More
Marlene S
7 May 2017|
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Response from royalbluedolphingirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Many! Goggle hotels Cottenwood heights area.

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