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Stunning views, beautiful mountains

We stayed for a week in the heat of August; well, heat down in the valley anyway! It was mid 60s in... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2013
Colleyville, Texas
In summer, drive up and over to Park City!

Stunning drive up canyon, and after you've "dead-ended" at Brighton Ski Area, drive around the loop... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2013
Central New Hampshire, USA
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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 22 August 2013

We stayed for a week in the heat of August; well, heat down in the valley anyway! It was mid 60s in the morning, up to 80 or so in the afternoon. Beautiful. Wonderful hiking trails, especially up at Silver Lake. Climbed up to Twin...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank RADdoc_TX
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Stunning drive up canyon, and after you've "dead-ended" at Brighton Ski Area, drive around the loop and about 1/4 mile back down go right, and uphill (!) to cross over at about 10,000 feet via Guardsman's Pass, ending up in Park City on a spectacular...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Megapod
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Big Cottonwood Canyon is breath-taking. If you get the opportunity to visit during the fall, take it. Be sure and pack a picnic.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Beautiful, perfect for small kids (age 4 were mine) and a peaceful gorgeous day! I loved it. The drive along is worth seeing. If you're wanting to escape to the mountains from SLC for the day or afternoon with small ones this is perfect! (The...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank TexasGingerbread
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This is a great canyon that is easily accesible if you are staying in the Salt Lake area. There are plenty of hiking trails and tons of places to rock climb. During the winter you can enjoy snowboarding and skiing at either Brighton or Solitude...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank travelholic86
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We went on several different hiking trails in the canyon. We started at donut falls which was an easy trail with beautiful stream and waterfall. Our last hike was from Brighton up to Lake Mary. This is a more challenging hike but worth the effort!...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank TJ W
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Such a beautiful drive. Nice and cool up there during the summer. Many spots for a picnic or open fire. Easily accessible and you can continue the drive over the mountain to reach Park City (via Guardsman's Pass).

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Jayre
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Big Cottonwood Canyon was highly recommended by the locals and I can see why. This place was amazing. I had to rent a car to get there from downtown Salt Lake City, but it was worth every penny. I visited in the summer and went...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank goanywheretogether
Reviewed 18 July 2013

the only downside is that you can't take your dog since it's part of the watershed system. beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank cydney04106
Reviewed 10 July 2013

A week ago I had a few hours with my wife and she wanted to go for a hike - So we drove to the canyon and started driving up. I took her to a favorite trail of mine and we hit the trail. Parking...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Scott W
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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
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 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.