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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%
Travellers talk about
“silver lake” (122 reviews)
“park city” (93 reviews)
“scenic drive” (33 reviews)
LOCATION
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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+1 801-521-6040
Ways to Experience Big Cottonwood Canyon
US$45 per adult
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US$50 per adult
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"solitude and brighton"
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"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 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful canyons in the world, be it summer or winter. You can camp and hike in the summer. In the winter there is a ski resort.

Thank jburns593
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, the canyon is cool, beautiful, close, and pleasant. Traffic can sometimes be heavy and fast. Take your time and enjoy driver. Have a picnic.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived many adventures in this canyon.. from Snowboarding to camping to hiking to cabing times to mountain biking.. this canyon is pure magic! I feel peace and find beauty in every nook, trail, and tree. #myhome #mychurch #natureismyreligion

Thank Stacey D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best drives in America. Beautiful mountain scenery with great views at every turn. We drove the Canyon to Park City and continued south to Provo and Moab. The road through Big Cottonwood to Park City to Provo was packed with scenic views.

Thank d00dl3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

GOOD TO HIKE B.C.C.. and it will be 3 hours for round trip to peak of mountain. it is enough if you have one bottle of mineral water.

Thank 재웅 송
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this canyon would be like other canyons, but more of scenic views of the mountain ranges. The road going to the top is 2-way and narrows some more as you go further. A rocky trail that is fit for all ages, parking a...More

Thank Luis S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had only half a day free in Salt Lake City, so rented a car and drove through the canyon from to Park City. Everywhere was gorgeous, like post cards. The kind of views that pictures can't do justice. Went for short hikes on the summit...More

2  Thank Todd H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took off for a leisurely drive and this one was recommended on several different travel sights. The views did not disapoint. There are several places to stop for scenic views, to get out and hike, or to sit down for a picnic. It really...More

Thank boncan630
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for photography anytime of the year. All 4 seasons are gorgeous and worth the drive up and stay for a picnic!

1  Thank Shelly T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for family outing. As you derive up the mountain, a number of spots by the creek, offer excellent areas for picnic. A number of trails dot the area.

1  Thank A103V
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DomandRuth D
June 11, 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
March 22, 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
March 21, 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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