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Beautiful canyon.

Lots of hiking and picnic areas. Silver Lake is fantastic. Great ski resorts in the winter. Cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great place for beginner-difficult likes & to escape the heat.

This canyon is appealing year round. Gorgeous in the fall, cooler than the city in the summer... read more

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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 1 week ago

Lots of hiking and picnic areas. Silver Lake is fantastic. Great ski resorts in the winter. Cool getaway during the summer time and beautiful fall colors.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past 3 years this poor canyon has suffered a POPULATION EXPLOSION!! The trail heads don't have enough parking, forcing cars to line the sides of the narrow two lane road. I'm a home owner in the canyon and often see piles of broken...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This canyon is appealing year round. Gorgeous in the fall, cooler than the city in the summer. Plenty of hiking trails of varying difficulty.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dmar10
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in November. There was snow, and seeing all of the footprints was very cool. The scenery makes for the most beautiful pictures. I bet it is amazing in the summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rinkrat3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is gorgeous, and a great place a hike, walk, or picnic - easy drive from Salt Lake City.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 112sheilat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

summer, winter or fall - this place is a photographer's dream. Steep canyon walls open up to unveil the most spectacular views. You will gasp at every turn. Each season is different. worth coming back in different times of the years!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Anna Maria K
Reviewed 19 January 2019

I lived in Big Cottonwood in (BBC) for 20 years. The best things about BBC is the Cayon Itself. Hiking to Lake Blanche is only 3.7 miles up the canyon on the South side. it was my favorite in the canyon. There is also Silver...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jeff a
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a must see, whenever you are in the area, regardless of the season. In the winter, there are two excellent ski resorts, Brighton and Solitude. The snow in the canyon makes all the peaks glisten. In the summer, it is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RJRoadTrippers
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Cleanest and most beautiful hiking trails ever! The fall is the best time to visit this canyon for hiking. The leaves are magnificent in a variety of fall colors

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patti J
Reviewed 16 January 2019

BCC is a wonderful year round destination. Plenty of opportunities to ski, backcountry, nordic, downhill, mountain bike, hiking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cate O'Hare A
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6 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
4 August 2018|
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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 shanesalmon | 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.