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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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Great spot for photos

Hit the canyon in the afternoon for about an hour. All of the picnic areas were closed but if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Arrowhead, California
via mobile
awsome hike trails and ski resorts

We got a pass to brighton and solitude, both great ski resorts. during the off ski season we love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sewell, New Jersey
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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” (116 reviews)
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“beautiful drive” (53 reviews)
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the canyon in the afternoon for about an hour. All of the picnic areas were closed but if you are a geology buff or like rushing water, this is a must see!

Thank altaman55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a pass to brighton and solitude, both great ski resorts. during the off ski season we love to hike donut falls, dog lake, lake blanche, to name a few. There's so much to do and we never run out of places to hike,...More

Thank loyalcustomer08080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the gorgeous scenery. Drove out from downtown (around 40 minutes one way) and the fall foliage was amazing.

1  Thank DrKoob
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love Big Cottonwood Canyon for its beautiful mountain sidewalls, ski resorts and some good hikes. The Fall is particularly a great time to go.

Thank 912nlees
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The beauty of this canyon is year round. The spring is exciting, the summer, warm and inviting plus fall is filled with wonderful spectacular colers to present you with winter vistas, vast and marvelous winter experiences from slediing and tubing to the 'warmest snow on...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Utah. It's a short drive from SLC, is easily accessible, and has something for everyone: day hikes; backpacking trails; short, flat trails even kids can do; fishing; snowsports in the winter.

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The Wasatch mountains boarder the east side of Salt Lake City. The little Cottonwood canyon is easily accessible. Breathe taking scenery. Two ski resorts. Many hiking trails to be hiked. Great day for a family picnic at Silver Lake at the end of the canyon.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've hiked many trails up Big Cottonwood Canyon. One of my favorites is Donut Falls. It is a family friendly hike where a watefall flows into a cave at the end. It is even more spectacular in the winter when the waterfall freezes. It is...More

Thank Becki P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A little chilly at first, but a beautiful day to wander through the canyon. No oppressive heat like you often find in the summer - snow covered peaks, quiet and relaxing.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Close enough and wonderful scenery. The drive is quite enjoyable and the hiking trails are wonderful. Each time of the year brings a different beauty, but certainly fall is my favorite. Summer is a good choice too when temperature there is cooler than in the...More

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6 December 2017|
Response from Vikietti | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don´t live there, I go skiing.
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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
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