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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 1 week ago

We got a Lyft ride from U of U campus up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton, where we began our hike up and over Catherine Pass to Alta where we once again got a Lyft ride back to campus. A beautiful, fairly easy hike, with...More

Thank kcremerv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tough and steep hike - elevation gain of just above 1500meters. The peak is at 3457meters above sea level. The total length of the hike is around 15km. It starts of pretty soft down in the woods, but turns steeper and steeper. The last...More

Thank StianHovda
Reviewed 1 week ago

You almost can't describe how much the scenery just lights up. It is a really nice trip over the mountain.

Thank RedHornet72653
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip to Utah and we had to get some short hikes in with the kids. Donut falls was a fun first one. Lots of foot traffic and we still saw a baby moose. Then we returned to do the Lake Mary and Twin...More

Thank herd_of_5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This canyon is beautiful and I have hiked there few times. It is cooler in the canyon than in SLC. My favorite hike is Lake Blanche.

Thank 921adriank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Cottonwood Canyon is an easy drive from anywhere in the Salt Lake City area. The drive up the canyon is very scenic with several hiking opportunities along the way. The real highlight is at the top end, at Brighton Ski resort and Silver Lake...More

Thank bverbos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was defintely worth the drive to see the Utah nature, creeks and grandeur of the mountains. Places along the way to stop and hike or take photos. Spectaular views.

Thank JennScents
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to ride our motorcycles up the canyon in the summer and have breakfast at the Silverfork Lodge. Then go up a little higher to Silver Lake and take a quick walk around the lake on the boardwalk. Plenty of hiking in the summer...More

1  Thank JamieB0810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolute must for visitors (and locals) during the early summer months for spectacular scenery and wildflowers.

2  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect hiking spot.... every trail has a wonderful surprise waiting for you. if you like adventure...you must hike here. I will b back.

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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 coleenk122 | Reviewed this property |
No; the area is a watershed. It's clearly marked No Dogs. Sorry...
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