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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (119 reviews)
“park city” (90 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (55 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Reviewed today

This is one of the major Canyon in the greater Salt Lake City area. Along with Little Cottonwood, it is easily one of my favorite "relaxed walk in the nature" spots

Thank Alexander H. B
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Reviewed today

A very windy road close to the city takes you to beautiful scenery, outstanding hikes of varying difficulty in summer, and great skiing in winter. Explore the one-lane road that connects to Deer Valley and Park City.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic drive with pull off spots. Follows the Price River from the dam to Provo. Do not miss the falls. It is easy to miss some pulloffs.

1  Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had around 3 hours to kill in Salt Lake City and decided to take the drive to Big Cottonwood. The whole drive was absolutely gorgeous. There were canyons, mountains and creeks with lush flora - was indeed a very pleasing experience for the eyes....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful drive through the mountains but I was disappointed that it basically dead ends at the top of the mountain after just several miles. Given that it was not skiing season when we took the drive, the "town" was pretty deserted...More

3  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing trails,amazing views from the road. Jst 30mins from downtown Salt Lake City. Simply memmorable!! A must do if you're in Salt Lake City.

2  Thank BrianR_11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an extra day in Salt Lake City with nothing to do so we drove some of the canyon drives. Great scenery here, it even snowed when we got to Brighton. Wonderful drive.

1  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode up the canyon after talking to a park employee at Antelope Island, he was right about a great ride.

1  Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful! It's hard to rate or judge scenery as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But Big Cottonwood Canyon provided various landscapes - ice, rivers, water, snow, mountains, clouds, and wildlife. Will be visiting again.

1  Thank MaMa-Beck-13
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Gorgeous drive--well paved, lightly traveled this time of year. Stunning roadside waterfalls and trails (plenty of safe pull-offs). Silver Lake is a wonderful flatland hike. Much of the trail had melting snow so walk/run shoes at the minimum; traction necessary; trekking poles or cane not...More

1  Thank coleenk122
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DomandRuth D
12 June 2018|
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Response from Sherry B | Reviewed this property |
No. The Cottonwoods are water shed for Salt Lake valley and they do not want any dog feces getting into the water.
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Carole-688
23 March 2018|
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Response from judithw886 | Reviewed this property |
Carole, I just read some of your other questions and the fact you will be traveling in September. Another suggestion is to visit "Little Cottonwood Canyon" instead of BIG. Both canyons have same scenery and next to each... More
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Carole-688
22 March 2018|
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Response from JimDeBerry | Reviewed this property |
They have ADA access around Big Cottonwood and if its short distances you will be able to enjoy the views.
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