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Scenic area located in Utah's Wasatch Mountains where visitors enjoy year-round activities such as skiing, hiking, rock climbing and camping.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Little Cottonwood Canyon is one of the three main routes up to Salt Lake City's famous Ski areas. All three routes offer spectacular views. Little Cottonwood Canyon is an eight-mile drive that ends in the old mining town/now ski resort town of Alta. If the...More

Thank hedlamp
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Worth the short drive from Salt Lake City. Beautiful views. Follow the road all the way up past Alta. Alpine flowers in bloom. Peaceful and quiet.

Thank pbnc63
Reviewed 31 July 2017

On our last trip to Salt Lake, my wife and I had about an hour or so of free time, so we decided to take a drive up the canyon. The road ends at Alta ski resort, so you'll need to turn around and go...More

Thank KB_222014
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Visiting family in Salt Lake City, our daughter took us up to Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon to see the wild flowers. Although mid-July may be a couple weeks before peak season, the hike up the path to the mountain lake was quite spectacular....More

Thank snorkelingfan46
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing scenic drive right outside of SLC! Just as beautiful as Big Cottonwood Canyon, but less crowded. The road also ends at Alta and you must go back in the same direction you came, unlike BCC.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I think this is what I miss most about living in Utah. I used to live in Sandy, which is in the valley below the drive up the canyon. It's very easy to get there and it's not as crowded as Park City and some...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the top 5 scenic drives within 30min of a major airport in the US, maybe the best. Glaciated, U-shaped canyon. Mountains rise 7,000 ft over Salt Lake valley floor. Tram ride at Snowbird is amongst the most scenic trams/gondolas in US, and new...More

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Drove up this canyon 3 days before Christmas and enjoyed seeing all the snow and beautiful scenery. Stopped at Alta Ski area just to enjoy the view. Enjoyed watching the people ski. You should take time to drive up this canyon. It is worth your...More

1  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Little Cottonwood Canyon is short drive and it dead end about 8 miles from starting to finish. It is a beautiful drive but if you want a good choice of hiking I think Big Cottonwood Canyon is better. Little Cottonwood Canyon is the way to...More

Thank tibet71
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Drove this canyon with mu husband countless number of times and each time it's been a unique, out of the world experience! Ski resorts in winter and alpine lakes and hike in summer, what could get better than this! Especially when the drive to the...More

Thank Ruchi2787
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