We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
Big Cottonwood Canyon Tour
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
Wasatch Mountain Tour
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
Mountain Tram Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“silver lake” (109 reviews)
“park city” (82 reviews)
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
Write a Review
Reviews (864)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

111 - 120 of 825 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Beautiful canyon, great drive to a small lake you can walk around at the top as well as day use campsites for cookouts.

Thank LolaBean55
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A beautiful place to be. Great powder snow and a nice peaceful and challenging environment for our course

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

What a perfect Sunday drive, so many gorgeous views all the way up to Solitude! You typically aren't able to get through to Park City until May, same with not being able to stop on the side of the road after a certain point due...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you choose to drive during the winter, be sure to have a four wheel drive alternative is to have snow chains available.A recreation area that offers almost every activity you can think of summer and winter.Big Cottonwood Canyon is a quick 40 minutes away...More

1  Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Come here for skiing at every level. Come here for summer hikes for everyone. Come here for from Salt Lake and Park City. Come here to smell the hint of mint beside a mountain creek. Salt Lake's Wasatch front Big Cottownwood Canyon offers a glacial...More

1  Thank Carolineolync
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a large room overlooking the snow capped mountains. the room had a gas (wood look alike) fireplace, a microwave, utensils and a bed so comfortable that it induced a fabulous night's sleep. The staff, in particularly Pattie, were super friendly and very accommodating....More

1  Thank T&H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Both big and little Cottonwood is a beautiful drive! Little Cottonwood has a lake at the top called Silverlake. It is small and you can easily walk around the boardwalk in 30 to 45 minutes max. Little Cottonwood is more closed whereas big Cottonwood is...More

Thank royalbluedolphingirl
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We are staying in SE SLC but we're still surprised how fast we made it to the 8500' top. Great drive and views. They say Brighton is the oldest in the state.

Thank psblin
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was a wonderful scenic drive outside of Salt Lake City. I should have taken my time more to appreciate the scenery, but with high snow banks with was difficult to pull off the road. It's worthwhile to note that the area can be restricted...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Having lived here beginning in the later 70's this place was magical and set the tone for what it was like to live near a area that provided wilderness experience close in. Over the years of course Salt Lake in general has grown leaps and...More

3  Thank dcisive
Nearby Restaurants
Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant
210 reviews
4.01 km away
Shallow Shaft Restaurant
79 reviews
4.50 km away
The Aerie Restaurant
202 reviews
6.10 km away
Molly Green's
29 reviews
1.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Brighton Ski Resort
257 reviews
.59 km away
Solitude Mountain Resort
325 reviews
2.49 km away
Alta Ski Resort
519 reviews
4.48 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Andrew H
19 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
I'd say the hike is moderate. It has sections that are a pretty good climb, and is between 7.5 and 8 miles round trip, but it is a well travelled trail. It is also a little higher in elevation, but it is beautiful. In Big... More
12 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Lance F | Reviewed this property |
Great Idea: My recommendation is to drive up to Silver Lake first. It is not only convenient, but also popular (was there last Sunday... lots of people)! If you go during a week day, it should be less crowded. To relax... More
Marlene S
7 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry jus saw this... I don't know honestly