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Beautiful

Easy trail around the water...great scenery. Very family. The rest of this review is me trying to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
enviares1sowski
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Great for Skiing and Hiking

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a nice long ride with lots of hiking paths on both sides of the road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fritzedelstein
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Park City, Utah
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy trail around the water...great scenery. Very family. The rest of this review is me trying to get to 100 letters.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank enviares1sowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a nice long ride with lots of hiking paths on both sides of the road. Places to camp as well as two ski resorts accessible in summer and winter. Good destination for skiing at Brighton and Solitude

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fritzedelstein
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome canyon to go hike or walk around Silver Lake which is up at Brighton. The fall colors are awesome!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank klrwg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live at the base of Cottonwood Canyon and love to ride up the canyon to enjoy breakfast/dinner or a picnic. The view of the canyon and home from our house is incredible!!! We have lived here for over 17 years and love it! It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dmlove6191
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Big Cottonwood Canyon there are dozens of wonderful hikes or mountain biking trails that can be taken to see glorious views and wild flowers and perhaps wildlife. There are trails for beginners (flat landers) to advanced mountaineers. Fall hikes are great to see spectacular...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank E9110JMrichardw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This canyon is beautiful. Hiking picnic skiing or just driving through it. The fall and spring colors are gorgeous.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding your bike up this canyon is reminiscent of riding big European passes. A must do for road cyclists. Great mountain biking also!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lou H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in winter to ski. Beautiful canyon drive up to the resorts. Great views from the mountain tops. Well maintained but windy road. Closed if snowing heavily.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this drive on a pretty foggy day and still had a great time with the scenery! Maybe it was even better because it was not to crowded?

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 502bbb
Reviewed 15 February 2019

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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stephaniezwilson
20 March 2019|
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Response from ten_in_the_sand | Reviewed this property |
If you're not able to hike a drive through the canyon is always beautiful but the best time is in late spring or early fall to make those drives.
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benjerin
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
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katieb951
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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