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Take the drive up!

If you have the time, no make the time and take the drive up! You will not be disappointed as the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Craig S
Prospect, Kentucky
Magnificent scenery

What majestic and beautiful canyons! It's early spring - we can only imagine how girgeous it will... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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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

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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.

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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
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The place has lots of cabins around and nice hike and camping grounds ..The sunset views were great and preservations of waterlands is great to stroll.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Big Cottonwood canyon is picturesque year around including winter with tons of powder, spring and all the green, hiking on the cool during the heat of summer, and the fall colors! This area is great for hiking, biking, all types of skiing, and snowshoeing to...More

2  Thank Motivator535
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I so loved looking at all the beautiful scenery. I highly recommend anyone going to saltlake city to take the trip over to see all the great place has to offer.

2  Thank nanacs1962
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great hiking with many choices and all levels. It's a great place to hike with family members or yo go solo. It's a clean fresh place to enjoy and to re center yourself.

2  Thank Susen T
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you enjoy hiking, camping, spontaneous picnic lunches, skiing in the winter, or just being in the great out doors Big Cottonwood Canyon has it all. The road is paved and adequate with only one lane in each direction. It is medium steep with lots...More

4  Thank jolenew636
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5 October 2018|
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Response from dannyacm | 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.
DomandRuth D
12 June 2018|
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Response from 989shanes | 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.