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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We rode up the canyon after talking to a park employee at Antelope Island, he was right about a great ride.

1  Thank Larry R
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Beautiful! It's hard to rate or judge scenery as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But Big Cottonwood Canyon provided various landscapes - ice, rivers, water, snow, mountains, clouds, and wildlife. Will be visiting again.

1  Thank MaMa-Beck-13
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Gorgeous drive--well paved, lightly traveled this time of year. Stunning roadside waterfalls and trails (plenty of safe pull-offs). Silver Lake is a wonderful flatland hike. Much of the trail had melting snow so walk/run shoes at the minimum; traction necessary; trekking poles or cane not...More

1  Thank coleenk122
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We drove up here to take the grandparents sightseeing while we were all in town for our son's college graduation. I would like to go back to take some hikes. The canyon is so beautiful. Unfortunately we couldn't head over the pass because it was...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a must if visiting the Salt Lake area. It has some of the best scenery around. I'd visit when there is still snow on the ground!

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

If you have the time, no make the time and take the drive up! You will not be disappointed as the scenery is spectacular and if you are hungry stop at the Silverfork lodge for good food and if the back patio is open enjoy...More

4  Thank Craig S
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What majestic and beautiful canyons! It's early spring - we can only imagine how girgeous it will be when trees start to bloom.

Thank NancAnth
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of hikes to do with the whole family. I carry my little guy and my husband carries our 3 year old. Each hike is beautiful! Our kids will be excited to hike again there soon.

Thank Camille H
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Desperately wanted to see a moose in the wild - we did! Wonderful experience, easy to get to from SLC and many trails to hike.

1  Thank glassgardener
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Be careful though. Dogs are NOT aloud in this canyon, even if they are in your car. It is unlikely, but you could get a hefty fine for even bringing your furry friend on a car ride.

4  Thank Nicholas K
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5 October 2018|
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Response from Danny A.C. M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend a rental car. The canyon goes for about 15 miles or so. There are a lot of different areas that you can hike or bike into. Uber would be pretty expensive, not to mention you could lose cell connection in... More
katie b
3 August 2018|
Response from jburns593 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive from Park City over Guardsman Pass right down into the canyon.
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12 June 2018|
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Response from Shane S | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it’s a licensed service dog. No dogs in either Cottonwood canyons because they are watersheds for a large part of the valley.