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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (113 reviews)
“park city” (87 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (51 reviews)
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a little chilly out, but my family and i had fun, it was beatiful, we also rented nearby so it made it easier to get there, the only inconvenience is how far out it is from downtown salt lake.

Thank Stacey654P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice easy mountain drive starting about 15 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Very scenic with ski resorts at the upper end of the drive. We are from Florida and on September 20 saw snow on the ground, amazing.

Thank Y5350XSkathyc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for nature photography. Outstanding fall foliage, waterfalls. Nice hiking trails and scenic views.

Thank Karin H
Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing about the great hiking near Silver Lake, my husband and I headed from Park City through amazing Guardsman Pass and down into the Big Cottonwood Canyon. We spend some time strolling around Silver Lake (sad to say, the visitor center was not open)...More

Thank WanderingGrammy
Reviewed 6 days ago

The vivid, bright fall leaves made an awesome background for family pictures. Gorgeous scenery throughout the whole mountain. Many, many hikes, picnic sites, lakes, ... everything and anything you can enjoy!

Thank the8js
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to take pictures, fall and spring are most colorful. Good hiking trails and the scenary is outstanding

Thank RipleyLake
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Big Cottonwood Canyon for hiking. The weather was nice at the beginning, turned a little bit ugly because it was rained. However, nothing stopped us from hiking for awhile to see the beautiful trees and colorful leaves. As we...More

Thank Normaliza I
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing hiking trails. great for snow shoeing its really beautiful. I would look up a few hikes some can be full of tourist so i would recommend a more difficult trail if you don't want to see tones of people with loud music disturbing the...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a lovely place to visit. The scenic drive is beautiful and we really enjoyed the walk around Silver Lake with it's scenery and wildlife.

Thank stu_uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow is all I can say. We did a drive through the canyon on our way from SLC to Park City. Some areas are a little scary. Amazing!

Thank Jennifer D
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Andrew H
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
11 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
Marlene S
6 May 2017|
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry jus saw this... I don't know honestly