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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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8015216040
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a...

Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.

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God's Gift

If you come to Salt Lake and you don't go to the mountains, even for a quick couple of hours, you might as well not come to Utah. It's my favorite, FAVORITE thing about this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you come to Salt Lake and you don't go to the mountains, even for a quick couple of hours, you might as well not come to Utah. It's my favorite, FAVORITE thing about this city. No matter which direction you turn, you are not far from the clean air and beauty that are waiting there. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice summer/fall drive. Excellent food at Silver Fork Lodge near Solitude. Often see deer and Occ. moose the the small lake near Brighton

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is beyond words, especially in the fall. We always take a motorcycle ride up through these canyons every year. We'll stop for a walk, then go up the road a little more and find a place to have lunch. Always dine outside if that's an option, you won't regret doing this. It would be a real nice hike... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a leisurely drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon and see the beautiful fall colors as the canyon trees turn brilliant Reds, Oranges and Yellows, against the contrasting evergreens and white bark of the Quaking Aspens who's colorful leaves shimmer in the sunshine. It is best to make the drive when the change is in full effect. Ask the local news... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing. Thank you Becky BrownTrip Advisor. Your advice made our trip easier with your info. It was so beautiful. Spectacular sights and fall colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Five of us went hiking on Days Fork trail which is behind spruces campground. The park lot is quite small. Fortunately we carpooled and we're able to find a space. The toilet at the beginning of trail is open with heater. Today was cold even it was a sunny day. I wore regular hiking shoes , which is not enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to experience this canyon is running down it OR riding up it on a motorcycle. Both provide amazing views and turns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we hike big and little all the time, great trails and great rewards at the end, we always meet fun interesting people on the trails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Summer/spring; beautiful hikes, great place to escape the heat, hike around brighton for some easy and fun routes. Lake Mary, easy hike go there. Fall; colors galore; go drive this canyon for beautiful colors. So many shades of green, brown, orange, red! Winter; snow show, skim, snowboard, ski. Brighton is the local resort, understand its a place with chalets and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

December with a red alert for smog meant we drove up and out and the canyon is simply beautiful. Brighton and Solitude traffic to some extent but did not deter from the pleasure of being up there.

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