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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone Number: 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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Nature at its finest

Loved this easy drive. Seeing nature at its finest. Went in off season so could drive at a leisurely pace and absorb all the beauty.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Corinth, Texas
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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this easy drive. Seeing nature at its finest. Went in off season so could drive at a leisurely pace and absorb all the beauty.

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a couple drives after our business. Well worth the time. It put that harrowing storm experience behind us!

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive all the way through and enjoyed the scenery. Beautiful views of canyon, mountains, and wildlife. Although I didn't camp, I noticed quite a few areas that would be perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up this canyon is spectacular. Trees, rivers and granite cliffs everywhere you turn. We went up to Brighton and walked the Silver Lake trail. Great time. Pretty harsh in the winter, but fall is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there alone and it was great. Put Brighton Sky Area on your GPS and it will take you through the Canyon. When u get to Brighton in the closed loop, there is a parking lot at the right and a nice easy trail around a beautiful pond. Easy to walk for a family with kids and elderly people.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to take Guardsman Pass to Park City but it was already closed. The drive itself is fun, though all the leaves were gone by the first week in November. Late September or early October would have been best. There were still a lot of people out hiking and biking in the canyon as the weather was unseasonably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I grew up in Salt Lake so we went up the canyons a lot. The scenery is breathtaking and is never tiring. The views are revitalizing and calming all seasons of the year! Highly recommended!! Moved to another state to be near grand kids and deeply miss the Utah mountains....

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Newport Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the based of the Canyon at Residence Inn. When you drive on Cottonwood road, it will split at 7- eleven, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood. The sign clearly marked for which way. If you are going to Big Cottonwood Canyon you will make a left turn on Cottonwood Road. If you are going to Little Cottonwood Canyon... More 

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Magna, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is an all around place to visit. Summer time beautiful camping with wildlife going through your camp. Loved seeing the moose outside of our trailer. Wonderful places to go hike. Winter the skiing is great.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting BYU, we wanted to see how far the slopes were from campus (less than an hour). This was an amazing scenic drive up to Brighton (there was some snow on the ground at the top in November). The canyon walls are huge. Along the way, we saw a beaver dam and stopped to see the beavers swimming around.... More 

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