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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 weeks ago

Not only are the picnic and camping areas such as Spruces great places to go for an 'al fresco' meal or for a 2-3 day camping experience getting away from the haze and noise of the city but there is also the wonderful Silver Fork...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Cottonwood canyon is beautiful anytime of the year, but I think fall is my favorite. We went to the canyon to see if the leaves had started to change. They are trying. Perhaps in a coie of weeks the colors6 will be more vibrant....More

Thank PhantomScribbler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood is one of the best canyons in Utah, lots of hikes, lots of lakes and amazing scenery!

Thank simpfan4evr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lakes, hikes, see wildlife such as moose, deer, chipmunks. Cool in the summer and a relief from the heat of the city.

Thank wbryanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

whether you keep or practice catch and release.....Trout is abundant to be sure, all you have to do is outsmart the fish right? I enjoy going up there and there are a good number of nooks on the wooden trail that surrounds the lake to...More

Thank 341freddyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Desolation Lake Trail a 8 mile hike with about 2000 vertical climb. 4 miles up and back. The trail is very well maintained and moderate in difficulty because of the long uphill climb. The views are spectacular especially today with the colorful leaves...More

2  Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the road is at times narrow and curvy, you are rewarded with spectacular views of canyons and the Salt Lake City area. Look for the pullover areas so you can enjoy the scenery.

1  Thank jj435Rye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the drive through Little Cottonwood more but this was still nice. Walk around Silver lake at Brighton was very enjoyable even for non walkers

1  Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Awesome hiking. Some of the best hiking in the country. Easy to get to the trails; highly recommend!

Thank John P
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Beautiful hike with lots of beautiful views. Make sure you go to silver lake when up here- nice walk around the lake.

Thank Anna R
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from Danny A.C. M | 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
katie b
August 3, 2018|
Response from jburns593 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive from Park City over Guardsman Pass right down into the canyon.
DomandRuth D
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Shane S | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it’s a licensed service dog. No dogs in either Cottonwood canyons because they are watersheds for a large part of the valley.