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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (109 reviews)
“park city” (82 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful trip in Big Cottonwood Canyon. A sunny day in September. What views and landscapes! Go there!

Thank Traveller_in_Thai
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the time to stop at the Silver Lake visitors center and go for a hike. The views just don't stop.

Thank mothership1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I think this was about nine miles round trip with a 2,800 ft elevation gain. There's a good amount of shade but it still was pretty hot, so I definitely recommend starting early and bringing lots of water. There's nothing challenging other than the really...More

Thank carriejane777
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Less than 30 minutes from downtown SLC, the drive up the canyon makes for a nice escape to nature. The drive itself is beautiful, with amazing rock formations the first few miles, followed by wildflowers, waterfalls, and green meadows. There are many places along the...More

1  Thank ERFSU82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is an excellent place to spend a summer day, see fall leaves, ski during Utah's winter months or see spring wildflowers. The road is narrow in spots with a few tight bends, but it is well maintained and paved. I was in...More

Thank Speechify
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Park City for part of the day, we chose to drive Big cottonwood Canyon road back to the Salt Lake City Area. The switchbacks were fun and views were worth it.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful drive that's worth it just to see. But it's also a cool way to get up to Park City that's a little more interesting than the highway. There are a few great hikes right off the road, especially Doughnut...More

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views! Great place to spend time hiking and enjoying the outdoors! Very relaxing. Fun for the whole family or just to get away by yourself. Nice for a romantic walk!

Thank jblackeagle555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a late afternoon hike here and was a good 10 degrees (celcius) difference to down town. Abundance of wildflowers and views all around. Highly recommended.

Thank Seafolly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have 2️ boys. A 4 year old and a 1 year old. I work retail, so I'm always busy. But on my days off, we always go hiking. Big cottonwood in general is our go to place for a variety of...More

Thank erocker73
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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
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Emily0717
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
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Marlene S
7 May 2017|
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry jus saw this... I don't know honestly
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