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Outstanding World Class Hiking!

Did the Desolation Lake Trail a 8 mile hike with about 2000 vertical climb. 4 miles up and back... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Awesome hiking. Some of the best hiking in the country. Easy to get to the trails; highly recommend!

Reviewed September 14, 2018
John P
Sarasota, Florida
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Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 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

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Reviewed September 22, 2018 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 September 18, 2018

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
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place. Lots of places to pull over and get some fantastic pictures. I understand it is normally crowded but we got lucky - the canyon was closed part of the day for a race and that kept the crowds away today.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is a gorgeous road and canyon just outside of Salt Lake City. But, over the past 8 years, it's gotten increasingly overrun. On the weekend, if you're not there crazy early, forget about it. Trailhead parking is mobbed. Even parking on the shoulder gets...More

1  Thank HK_Leesie
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I know, I know. I shouldn't have gone on a holiday. But, I did. I paid the price...the crowd going up and coming down was overwhelming. The only real wildlife we saw was a couple of chipmunks, probably because it was so noisy. AVOID THE...More

Thank ThorvaldHansen
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Really great drive and you could def spend an entire day just here. We chose to do the Lake Mary (4 mi round trip) hike. You can find details about it in Utah’s tourism website. Go to Brighton resort and the trail head is at...More

Thank AllyRCook
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We drove through the Canyon from Park City on our way to Salt Lake City. The road condition out of Park City was not the best, but once we got to the summit, it was just fine. We took our time, the road was quiet...More

1  Thank BMLNewZealand
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from dannyacm | 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
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August 3, 2018|
Response from jburns593 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive from Park City over Guardsman Pass right down into the canyon.
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from 989shanes | 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.