We are coming to Salt Lake City in July are there tours to the Big Cottonwood Canyon and lake Blanche and who can we book it through and the cost. Thank you in advance.
Barbara from Australia
I agree with the previous posters. We rented a car and drove ourselves. The worst thing about self drive is the driver needs to keep their eyes on the road lots of twists and turns. Drive yourself to a trail head park the car and go for a hike.
also meant to say: it's really not necessary to have a guide/tour for the blanch hike, unless you just prefer a tour :)
A few sections of big cottonwood have fees during ski season, but it's all free the rest of the year. The trailheads are marked, the trails generally clear, parking is free (but limited - arrive early or on weekdays). The lake blanch trailhead isn't very far up the canyon and as long as it's not snowy/icy it's an easy drive (but true what was previously said: very windy and you do have to pay close attention). I live in the SLC area and I'm out in big cottonwood at least once a week :)
Hi Barbara, When we went to Big Cottonwood Canyon, we rode with our daughter who lives in SLC. A look at the Internet lists these two companies that have tour to the Canyon, but I really know nothing about either one other than what you can read at their sites: viator and tourhobo (I'm not allowed to include the HTML or full web address). Good luck... you'll find it comfortably cool up there at that altitude in July, whereas SLC will be very hot... like northern Australia in January!
You don’t need to book yours if you’re just planning to do hiking around the different trails in that area. If you’re planning to rent a car it’s a very easy/simple drive. Or Uber or Lyft can get you there for under $20 (I drive for them!) :)
Here’s a link for some info on the / well
They won’t let me post a link but it’s under VisitSaltLake and then specify Big Cottonwood Canyon. Also via my FB page I’m
Connected with several Utah hike groups that highlight some great hiking trails up both little and big Cottonwood. Beautiful beautiful areas!! Feel free to reach out if you have further questions!
Popular with hikers in Utah this trail is about one day hike.
You have one in Australia too?!
If you are staying a good amount of time... you should try to visit some of our National Parks that are south. Do not miss the opportunity of viewing some of natures wonders. Google Bryce, Zion, Arches, Moab & we have amazing slot canyons.
They have buses up the canyon to but definitely if you want to see 4 lakes in a row,,, just got to the Brighton resort. The trailhead is behind it above the building. No need for tours for hiking. Easy to find them & hook up locals to go for a hike. There are so many hike here.
All the previous post are correct. Big Cottonwood Canyon has no public transportation during off ski season. It is an easy drive if you watch for the turns, roads will be dry in summer so that is a plus. Many hiking trails, "Snowbird resort" offers restaurants, gift shops with aerial tram for viewing the beautiful scenery. Go to website Visit Salt Lake and view any festivals that might be taking place. "Snowbird also offers many summer overnight lodging packages" that might be of interest.
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