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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 17 April 2013

There are a number of spectacular hikes up Big Cottonwood: the Mill B South interpretive trail is paved, so great for kids and wheelchairs; the Lake Blanche trail starts from the Miil B trailhead just before the falls, and continues for almost three miles past...More

4  Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 13 April 2013

God created Big Cottonwood, so we would have no doubt that He exists. Beautiful! An amazing place to take a hike, go snowboarding, skiing, camping, or just a family picnic. Another bucket list item!

2  Thank Sherri H
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Even if you don't ski, check out this canyon and its camp/picnic grounds!! Drive up to the ski resorts for a beautiful view of the canyons and the mountains. Just as beautiful in the summer as in the winter.

1  Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I have driven up this canyon hundreds of times. It is beyond beautiful, in every season. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful place so close to a major city. And it comes with a huge variety of activities, great for all ages. You can...More

3  Thank 218SR
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Fantastic, as the title states I went with my family commonly when I lived in Utah and it's stunning. Utah is definitely a staple of natural beauty and this is a must-see if you're into that. Beautiful scenery and a lovely way to spend an...More

1  Thank Ash R
Reviewed 3 April 2013

I LOVE Big Cottonwood canyon! It is super convenient and easy to get to. It is also absolutely gorgeous. There is tons to do up there, great hiking trails, fishing and the best skiing around. It is also very affordable. Especially if you stay at...More

1  Thank inHisfootsteps
Reviewed 25 March 2013

good grooming in a low snow year, producing great conditions in a low snow year (for Utah). The Bratwurst at the mid station restaurant was fantastic

1  Thank pisces025
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Agreed, this most certainly is a beautiful spot to visit. Plenty of 3 season opportunities for hiking, camping, picnicking, etc. And in winter add skiing, both downhill and cross country. But if you're out for an adventurous drive when the road's been plowed, take the...More

2  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I go up this canyon year round, for skiing, looking at changing leaves in the fall (Unbelievable!) and for family pic-nics. LOVE THIS CANYON!!!

2  Thank 768Jason
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Great for skiing, hiking, having a picnic, or just for a scenic drive. Brighton and Solitude ski resorts are very nice, and Silver Fork lake is a lovely destination with a boardwalk that's wheelchair accessible during the summer months. It's a flat, easy walk around...More

1  Thank Zorbina S
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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 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.
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