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Scenic area located in Utah's Wasatch Mountains where visitors enjoy year-round activities such as skiing, hiking, rock climbing and camping.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last trip to Salt Lake, my wife and I had about an hour or so of free time, so we decided to take a drive up the canyon. The road ends at Alta ski resort, so you'll need to turn around and go...More

Thank KB_222014
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Visiting family in Salt Lake City, our daughter took us up to Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon to see the wild flowers. Although mid-July may be a couple weeks before peak season, the hike up the path to the mountain lake was quite spectacular....More

Thank snorkelingfan46
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing scenic drive right outside of SLC! Just as beautiful as Big Cottonwood Canyon, but less crowded. The road also ends at Alta and you must go back in the same direction you came, unlike BCC.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I think this is what I miss most about living in Utah. I used to live in Sandy, which is in the valley below the drive up the canyon. It's very easy to get there and it's not as crowded as Park City and some...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of the top 5 scenic drives within 30min of a major airport in the US, maybe the best. Glaciated, U-shaped canyon. Mountains rise 7,000 ft over Salt Lake valley floor. Tram ride at Snowbird is amongst the most scenic trams/gondolas in US, and new...More

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Drove up this canyon 3 days before Christmas and enjoyed seeing all the snow and beautiful scenery. Stopped at Alta Ski area just to enjoy the view. Enjoyed watching the people ski. You should take time to drive up this canyon. It is worth your...More

1  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Little Cottonwood Canyon is short drive and it dead end about 8 miles from starting to finish. It is a beautiful drive but if you want a good choice of hiking I think Big Cottonwood Canyon is better. Little Cottonwood Canyon is the way to...More

Thank tibet71
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Drove this canyon with mu husband countless number of times and each time it's been a unique, out of the world experience! Ski resorts in winter and alpine lakes and hike in summer, what could get better than this! Especially when the drive to the...More

Thank Ruchi2787
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A steep canyon on the SE edge of the city, take the 215 beltline to the 6200. Becomes wasatch avenue. pass entrance to big cottonwood canyon, head up canyon towards alta. A couple nice campgrounds up there- and a huge ski resort complex. In Alta,...More

Thank flymetoaustralia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had toured Big Cottonwood and decided to drive up Little Cottonwood. The views are beautiful and it was a treat to see the ski resorts and homes and the top of the mountain. If you only have time for one I recommend Big Cottonwood....More

Thank TheSuze12
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