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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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  • Average1%
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“silver lake” (105 reviews)
“park city” (77 reviews)
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Definitely worth a visit no matter what time of year you travel. Solitude is a great ski resort: quiet and tucked away. There are fewer crowds than other resorts with the same quality of skiing. Brighton has amazing skiing as well with great deals for...More

1  Thank camerpin
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The route is a byway and it is a must see when you travel in Sal Lake City. However, you need a very good car brake to travel this route.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited with our 3 children on a holiday from the UK and loved the brief time that we spent here. The views were amazing and if we were to visit again we would definitely spend more time exploring. An awe inspiring snapshot of the...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at Spruces campground. The mornings were crisp and beautiful. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We were at a spot that accommodated 4 tents and a tent trailer and there'd was still plenty of room. The best part about it was we were...More

1  Thank Thumpurr3
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful. There are multiple hikes for multiple skill levels. We saw deer, moose, and an abundance of other wild life. If you visit in the fall, be sure to bundle up! It can get very cold.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great to be so close the a major city and in a half hour be in the middle of gorgeous mountain scenery.

Thank Jud W
Reviewed 28 October 2016

There are many trails there. Do not go for the very steep ones in the forest with little view. Go further to Nordic Center. Tried to go to Park City from here, but the road was narrow and steep and a bit scary. Better to...More

Thank Eric060
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A beautiful 15 mile long canyon with endless hiking, biking, picnicking and fishing. It is such a gorgeous place to visit you won't want to leave

Thank smederlet
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We made the treck up to the Spine. Again. Even though there was some snow we were sweating by the time we got to the top. The views were breathtaking. Desolation Lake is always so peaceful so enjoyed stopping by on our way back down....More

Thank joyhope
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A beautiful scenery (especially on a nice warm day). A good activity for families, couples, or groups of friends. Beware, it gets much colder than the rest of the Salt Lake City (even in summer you might need a fleece jacket). Awesome photo ops. Nice...More

Thank Hodok17
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Marlene S
are there hotels in the area? If so, please refer to some by name.
7 May 2017|
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Response from jefforylong | Reviewed this property |
Yes many along I 15 area, 7200 south is the exit to the canyon. google map
Liam A
I'm in Salt Lake City for a day in mid April this year & want to do at least one tour in the time I have there. In people's opinion would be be better to visit the Big Cottonwood Canyon or Antelope Island as a tour? Thanks in advance
7 February 2017|
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Response from porterfam4 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others who have answered. It's really a matter of your interests. For me, I'd get a car and head up Big Cottonwood. Do a couple hikes, look for wildlife, enjoy the lodges and ski lifts. Utah mountains are... More
My friend is landing in Salt Lake City today and is interested in getting her rental car and going on the scenic drive. How could we find out in advance if any of the roads might be closed due to winter weather? She won't be doing much hiking but would like to drive then stop here and there for vistas and pictures before it gets dark.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Shelley S | Reviewed this property |
We don't close roads much in Utah. We salt, sand and plow them. They do close Big Cottonwood canyon now and then but usually only during an active big storm. Dial 511 or 866-511-UTAH for information or look at the UDOT web... More