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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 8 November 2017

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a wonderful place to visit in all seasons of the year. Great skiing and winter sports. Beautiful mountain flowers in the Spring. An escape from the heat in the summer with fun hikes. Colorful trees and shrubs in the Fall.

Thank R0semary66
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Simply wow! The nature is breath taking, the hikes clearly signed, so you can’t get lost if you don’t want to.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Would hate to drive this canyon during the winter if drivers were as crazy then as w hen we visited. Very tight curves, roadside parking, pedestrians, and crazy drivers made this a less than enjoyable trip. The scenery is wonderful, but you wonder if people...More

Thank cmrdan
Reviewed 30 October 2017

With plenty of hiking routes and it's wonderful sights, the Big Cottonwood Canyon is a must-visit if you are around in my opinion. It offers hikes from very beginner level to hiking veterans.

1  Thank ZekeMarsh
Reviewed 27 October 2017

God's great gifts make this canyon amazing and unique. Looks like its straight out of a Disney Movie of Magic! Hike or Bike, sit and view

2  Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The granite cliffs and fall foliage with running streams makes this a perfect place to relax and take photos. Climbers, bikes, hikers and just strollers enjoy the elevations.

Thank judithw886
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were traveling back from a disappointing stop at Snowbird when we saw the signs for the canyon. A quick turn up the mountain and we were amazed by the views. This is truly a beautiful place. There are places to park and hike, but...More

2  Thank George N
Reviewed 19 October 2017 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 19 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Karin H
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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 coleenk122 | Reviewed this property |
No; the area is a watershed. It's clearly marked No Dogs. Sorry...
22 March 2018|
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Response from judithw886 | Reviewed this property |
Carole, I just read some of your other questions and the fact you will be traveling in September. Another suggestion is to visit "Little Cottonwood Canyon" instead of BIG. Both canyons have same scenery and next to each... More