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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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Drop dead gorgeous in the fall

We loved the gorgeous scenery. Drove out from downtown (around 40 minutes one way) and the fall... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Redmond, WA, USA
Beautiful Mountain scenery

I love Big Cottonwood Canyon for its beautiful mountain sidewalls, ski resorts and some good hikes... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Salt Lake City, United States
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“silver lake” (116 reviews)
“park city” (90 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (54 reviews)
Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
+1 801-521-6040
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We loved the gorgeous scenery. Drove out from downtown (around 40 minutes one way) and the fall foliage was amazing.

2  Thank DrKoob
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love Big Cottonwood Canyon for its beautiful mountain sidewalls, ski resorts and some good hikes. The Fall is particularly a great time to go.

Thank 912nlees
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The beauty of this canyon is year round. The spring is exciting, the summer, warm and inviting plus fall is filled with wonderful spectacular colers to present you with winter vistas, vast and marvelous winter experiences from slediing and tubing to the 'warmest snow on...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Utah. It's a short drive from SLC, is easily accessible, and has something for everyone: day hikes; backpacking trails; short, flat trails even kids can do; fishing; snowsports in the winter.

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Wasatch mountains boarder the east side of Salt Lake City. The little Cottonwood canyon is easily accessible. Breathe taking scenery. Two ski resorts. Many hiking trails to be hiked. Great day for a family picnic at Silver Lake at the end of the canyon.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I've hiked many trails up Big Cottonwood Canyon. One of my favorites is Donut Falls. It is a family friendly hike where a watefall flows into a cave at the end. It is even more spectacular in the winter when the waterfall freezes. It is...More

Thank Becki P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A little chilly at first, but a beautiful day to wander through the canyon. No oppressive heat like you often find in the summer - snow covered peaks, quiet and relaxing.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Close enough and wonderful scenery. The drive is quite enjoyable and the hiking trails are wonderful. Each time of the year brings a different beauty, but certainly fall is my favorite. Summer is a good choice too when temperature there is cooler than in the...More

Thank MyFavoritesPlaces
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a wonderful place to visit in all seasons of the year. Great skiing and winter sports. Beautiful mountain flowers in the Spring. An escape from the heat in the summer with fun hikes. Colorful trees and shrubs in the Fall.

Thank R0semary66
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Simply wow! The nature is breath taking, the hikes clearly signed, so you can’t get lost if you don’t want to.

Thank Chris H
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5 December 2017|
Response from Vikietti | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don´t live there, I go skiing.
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19 August 2017|
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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
11 July 2017|
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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