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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 2 days ago via mobile

My family of four, including a four-year-old and seven-year-old, went on a Saturday in August. We were on East Coast time, so we were in the canyon before 6 AM, but it was still overwhelmingly crowded with runners, bicyclists, and hikers. We hiked Donut Falls...More

Thank rbbjlb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop for breakfast at the Silver Fork Lodge and have the sourdough pancakes with berries and a side of bacon. They have been cooking with the same sourdough starter since the 1940's and is it ever good..... not sure what brand of coffee they serve...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best days of our trip was spent sightseeing this beautiful canyon!! A must drive if you are near Park City.

1  Thank quinnt2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of hard to review an entire canyon. So much to do here depending on the season. Hiking. Camping. Fishing. Picnicking. Skiing. Snowshoeing. Etc etc etc. I guess I’m just reviewing this place for the extra points.

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You MUST go here and do a hike when in SLC! Thanks are tons of hikes to choose from, from easy to hard. We did the White Pine Lake hike and it was difficult. Took about 5.5 hours round trip, but was gorgeous. We went...More

Thank katpilch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the scenic drive up the canyon, then hiked to Donut Falls. A magnificent spot, walking along a steep creek and through gorgeous mountain scenery. Also, being in a national forest, not a national park, there was no entry fee.

Thank mkelias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the top of the mountain to the Brighton Ski Resort and took the trail to see Lake Mary. I ABSOLUTELY would do this again. All up Big Cottonwood Canyon Road you can see beautiful places to stop, trails to hike , streams...More

2  Thank Raeshel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brighton Lakes Trail VERY quickly became one of my all-time favorite hikes. Moderate hike that's +/- 4 miles (there and back) with STUNNING views. Wish we had more time but were only able to complete half due to time-constraints. Start at the base of Brighton...More

Thank SarahM1187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon has something for just about anyone. Spectacular scenery, camping, hiking, summer activities at two ski resorts, day use areas. It is close to the city yet the canyon is worlds away from the urban sprawl. As a side note for those who...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is worth the drive/fly/hike all the way to the top! Any time of year...but you definitely must have tire chains if you are going in Winter. Many gorgeous views on the way up too. Hiking trails and picnic areas on the way...More

Thank Judy K
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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.
DomandRuth D
12 June 2018|
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Response from coleenk122 | Reviewed this property |
No; the area is a watershed. It's clearly marked No Dogs. Sorry...
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