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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (122 reviews)
“park city” (93 reviews)
“scenic drive” (33 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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+1 801-521-6040
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"silver lake"
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"park city"
in 93 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 33 reviews
"great drive"
in 23 reviews
"guardsman pass"
in 42 reviews
"donut falls"
in 39 reviews
"silver fork lodge"
in 27 reviews
"brighton ski resort"
in 26 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 23 reviews
"lake mary"
in 19 reviews
"solitude and brighton"
in 18 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 47 reviews
"lake solitude"
in 14 reviews
"fall colors"
in 21 reviews
"great hiking"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 24 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We were lucky to be able to over the pass to Park City. The drive has amazing views but it's a bit scary in a rentacar. No guardrails and big drops. My husband was white knuckled driving on it. We'd drive it again though because...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

You have to see this place if you are close by. Well worth the drive. The views are simply stunning. The weather is great in the summer time!

Thank Cecee B
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Well worth the short drive from SLC! In the summer the valley and surrounding mountains are gorgeous. In the winter, snow is the dominate theme (have the proper car and tires)

Thank mes227
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Wonderful views of the mountains once you get above the tree line. Drive in the tree line area reminds me of driving in the New England mountains. Utah has beautiful mountains and you'll get great views at the top!

2  Thank kwhatley
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

A great place to go to get out of the heat. Tons of recreation options, particularly hiking and climbing. Head to the top of the canyon to see Solitude and Brighton ski resorts.

1  Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 19 July 2012 via mobile

Great place to explore hiking and camping in the summer. Also, fantastic skiing in the winter. You will not regret going!

Thank Ryan R
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

So many things to do and see up this canyon. Be prepared to stay a while. There are hikes for all ages and abilities. A great hike for children and the elderly is up close to Brighton Ski resort. Its called Silver Lake. It makes...More

2  Thank DebbieRB
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

In the winter, Big Cottonwood has two ski resorts, both allow skiers and snowboarders and are fairly cheap and family oriented. In the summer, you can mountain bike, hike, go to a restaurant or two, visit some beautiful waterfalls....the list goes on and on. I'm...More

Thank Adam P
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We love the hiking trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and the Storm Mountain day use area where we often have campfire picnics at night. There is a nice sledding hill near donut falls.

3  Thank lisacarling
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

About nine miles up from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon is the turn off that leads to Donut Falls. (See the website listed with this review.) We took seven young children ages 11 months to ten years. All made it safely. The trail is...More

4  Thank Bob836
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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...
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Carole-688
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
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Carole-688
21 March 2018|
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Response from JimDeBerry | Reviewed this property |
They have ADA access around Big Cottonwood and if its short distances you will be able to enjoy the views.
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