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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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Beautiful canyon, great drive to a small lake you can walk around at the top as well as day use campsites for cookouts.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandy, Utah
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Sandy, Utah
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful canyon, great drive to a small lake you can walk around at the top as well as day use campsites for cookouts.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to be. Great powder snow and a nice peaceful and challenging environment for our course

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a perfect Sunday drive, so many gorgeous views all the way up to Solitude! You typically aren't able to get through to Park City until May, same with not being able to stop on the side of the road after a certain point due to avalanches. Be sure to stop at The Silver Fork lodge for a bite on... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you choose to drive during the winter, be sure to have a four wheel drive alternative is to have snow chains available.A recreation area that offers almost every activity you can think of summer and winter.Big Cottonwood Canyon is a quick 40 minutes away from Salt Lake City.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here for skiing at every level. Come here for summer hikes for everyone. Come here for from Salt Lake and Park City. Come here to smell the hint of mint beside a mountain creek. Salt Lake's Wasatch front Big Cottownwood Canyon offers a glacial bowl at the top and a spectacular river-carved canyon to the views of Salt Lake... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large room overlooking the snow capped mountains. the room had a gas (wood look alike) fireplace, a microwave, utensils and a bed so comfortable that it induced a fabulous night's sleep. The staff, in particularly Pattie, were super friendly and very accommodating. The breakfast had everything and was fresh and well presented. We only spent two nights... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Both big and little Cottonwood is a beautiful drive! Little Cottonwood has a lake at the top called Silverlake. It is small and you can easily walk around the boardwalk in 30 to 45 minutes max. Little Cottonwood is more closed whereas big Cottonwood is very open and very scenic. It is also less populated then Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We are staying in SE SLC but we're still surprised how fast we made it to the 8500' top. Great drive and views. They say Brighton is the oldest in the state.

Thank psblin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was a wonderful scenic drive outside of Salt Lake City. I should have taken my time more to appreciate the scenery, but with high snow banks with was difficult to pull off the road. It's worthwhile to note that the area can be restricted to AWD with snow tires/chains if there is fresh snowfall. I lucked out and was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Having lived here beginning in the later 70's this place was magical and set the tone for what it was like to live near a area that provided wilderness experience close in. Over the years of course Salt Lake in general has grown leaps and bounds and this place is only amazing on NON weekends and NON holidays as it... More 

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