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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” (118 reviews)
“park city” (90 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (54 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an extra day in Salt Lake City with nothing to do so we drove some of the canyon drives. Great scenery here, it even snowed when we got to Brighton. Wonderful drive.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode up the canyon after talking to a park employee at Antelope Island, he was right about a great ride.

1  Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful! It's hard to rate or judge scenery as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But Big Cottonwood Canyon provided various landscapes - ice, rivers, water, snow, mountains, clouds, and wildlife. Will be visiting again.

Thank MaMa-Beck-13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous drive--well paved, lightly traveled this time of year. Stunning roadside waterfalls and trails (plenty of safe pull-offs). Silver Lake is a wonderful flatland hike. Much of the trail had melting snow so walk/run shoes at the minimum; traction necessary; trekking poles or cane not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up here to take the grandparents sightseeing while we were all in town for our son's college graduation. I would like to go back to take some hikes. The canyon is so beautiful. Unfortunately we couldn't head over the pass because it was...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if visiting the Salt Lake area. It has some of the best scenery around. I'd visit when there is still snow on the ground!

Thank Jonathan R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

If you have the time, no make the time and take the drive up! You will not be disappointed as the scenery is spectacular and if you are hungry stop at the Silverfork lodge for good food and if the back patio is open enjoy...More

2  Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What majestic and beautiful canyons! It's early spring - we can only imagine how girgeous it will be when trees start to bloom.

Thank NancAnth
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of hikes to do with the whole family. I carry my little guy and my husband carries our 3 year old. Each hike is beautiful! Our kids will be excited to hike again there soon.

Thank Camille H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Desperately wanted to see a moose in the wild - we did! Wonderful experience, easy to get to from SLC and many trails to hike.

1  Thank glassgardener
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Carole-688
23 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
22 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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Richard L
28 February 2018|
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Response from mburbidge | Reviewed this property |
Utah sometimes has snow up until June but this year who knows. I would check out Snowbird Resort’s weather before coming - they are the last resort to close down each year and if there is snow they will be open.
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