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Big Cottonwood Canyon

Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“silver lake” (122 reviews)
“park city” (93 reviews)
“scenic drive” (33 reviews)
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Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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+1 801-521-6040
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"silver lake"
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"scenic drive"
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"great drive"
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"guardsman pass"
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"donut falls"
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"silver fork lodge"
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"brighton ski resort"
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"rock climbing"
in 23 reviews
"lake mary"
in 19 reviews
"solitude and brighton"
in 18 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 47 reviews
"lake solitude"
in 14 reviews
"fall colors"
in 21 reviews
"great hiking"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 24 reviews
"natural beauty"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an absolute must for visitors (and locals) during the early summer months for spectacular scenery and wildflowers.

Thank Arthur B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect hiking spot.... every trail has a wonderful surprise waiting for you. if you like adventure...you must hike here. I will b back.

Thank HikerNova
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we are Native Utahns we've never visited this canyon and we are sorry we haven't before now. It is a beautiful canyon with some diverse features. If you are a lover of the outdoors there is plenty to do. Short hikes, waterfalls, fishing, camping,...More

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big cottonwood canyon has many wonderful hikes . Absolutely beautiful views. Great skiing in the winter.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this canyon as it has something for everyone. All kinds of hikes from beginning to advanced. Rock climbing. Lakes. Campgrounds. There really is something for all levels, abilities, and ages. I live in Utah so it’s a quick drive from home. It’s really a...More

Thank Jody D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This canyon is beautiful and there are many hikes of different levels that you can take. Brighton is at the top of the canyon and has restaurants and hotels to stay in. Well worth the time in the summer.

Thank Z7121WTgaryh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is quite a scenic drive and the home of even more hiking trails. Be ready to spend a full day if you choose to explore even one of those trails. Beautiful, pristine, and a quick break away from the day to day...More

Thank sundiverdb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The is a majestic place, absolutely gorgeous. We saw moose, pica and hawks. The area where you take the skylift has tons of things to do.

Thank Debra S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many light hiking areas for small children. Way cooler than in the valley. So pretty, we had a lot of fun.

Thank phoeschs
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to check out Blood's Lake and Lake Lackawaxen. Also, the walk around Silver Lake is beautiful and always full of amazing wildlife to see.

Thank lyuba b
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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...
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Carole-688
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
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Carole-688
22 March 2018|
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Response from JimDeBerry | Reviewed this property |
They have ADA access around Big Cottonwood and if its short distances you will be able to enjoy the views.
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