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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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“silver lake” (102 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed yesterday

We just dove by the Big Cottonwood Canyon, before heading the the airport and it was very scenic and majestic - a good drive around, and close to the airport, so thats why we chose to do it then, before returning our rented car at...More

Thank Juvina2028
Reviewed yesterday

Big Cottonwood canyon is full of hiking trails of all different levels. Whether your a novice and want a flat scenic trail or an expert hiker and want a challenging trail, this canyon has everything to offer. You will be sure to see lots of...More

Thank msnow2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is well known for Outdoor Recreation with an abundance of Backcountry Skiing in the Winter and Hiking in the Summer. It is also home to Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts. Known as BCC to the locals it has a rich Mining History...More

1  Thank Lance F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in Utah. Visit in Spring, Summer or the Fall to see breathtaking views and beautiful colors. Plenty of hikes, awesome ski resorts in the winter (our whole family LOVES Brighton) and even a great canyon...More

1  Thank mykinh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is an amazing place for all seasons. Winter is great for skiing at a resort (Brighton or Solitude) or back country. In the spring and summer great beutahful hiking to lakes or peaks. Good opportunities to see Utah wildlife (deer and moose)....More

1  Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is incredible. The top places to visit include: 1) Silver Lake - This is lake at the base of Brighton Ski Resort. It the summer it is stocked with Trout and is great for fishing. I fish from the shore using Jake's...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have spent many seasons in this beautiful canyon. As a child I lived with grandparents here. As an adult, I have skiied, hiked, and camped here. This canyon has the beauty of the Swiss Alps. It is very comfortable, with rental condos, camp grounds,...More

Thank Poog1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to hike and see Moose! Safe trails and abundant wildlife! We will definitely go back.

1  Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went hiking further south in another canyon and after lunch decided to visit Silver Lake on a whim with the intention of hiking to the other lakes nearby. Before I made my way I checked the road conditions and it was open so assumed...More

Thank SFCole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove on this road just to see how it looks and for photography. It was OK. If you plan to hike, bicycle or ski - then it would be totally different story! It is very nice place for the local people to spend day...More

Thank onova2014
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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 chelseabmw | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hotels in SLC at all different price points. Also the Inn at Solitude is in the canyon as well as Brighton Lodge.
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