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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 3 days ago

This area is always a great drive to its wonderful trails - Dog Lake, Lake Blanche and other trails. Many wildlife so be wary and most trails - dogs are not allowed to protect the reservoirs. Must come back again.

Thank RowenaB31
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful mountains are good for more than skiing. Plan to drive up the canyons when in the area. I especially like the American Fork Canyon drive to Cascade Springs, then down the other side of the mountain into Provo Canyon, but all of the canyons...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not overly impressed. Hiking trails are steep. Creeks small. Mountain scenery. Road can get winding. Didn't find map to help trail walk decision.

Thank TedL1049
Reviewed 6 days ago

As retired 78-year-olds who love to travel, we are more prone to sight-seeing or walking on a beach than hiking or skiing or biking or certainly rock climbing. But all of that and more is on the plate in Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. Located...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the great canyons where you can park and take a hike for the day, or for a few hours. There are plenty of options, if you want to hike up to a lake, or just take your time and enjoy the...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Big Cottonwood Canyon scenic drive from Salt Lake City to Brighton Ski Lodge. A short drive, only about 45 minutes. A beautiful and relaxing drive. The granite formations along the route are huge and gorgeous! There are several turnouts where you can stop...More

3  Thank Janie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a short hike to Lake Mary. The views were amazing and the lake was a gem and not at all crowded on a weekday morning.

1  Thank Kkelly89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful trip with family and friends. Beautiful hiking and picnic areas and great fishing too.

Thank Lorilea L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful fun drive anytime of year but especially in the fall! Donut falls is easy for people of all ages.

Thank Sharee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views great hikes definitely a great place to visit for any adventures u might have . Also fall time colors perfect time

Thank Jeremyp80136
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Danny A.C. M | 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
katie b
4 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 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.