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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Description: Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a...
Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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A lovely Scenic drive which for all to enjoy for free. If you haven't driven around the Cottonwood Canyon area, you must. There are also lots of trails to test out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely Scenic drive which for all to enjoy for free. If you haven't driven around the Cottonwood Canyon area, you must. There are also lots of trails to test out.

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El Segundo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Insanely gorgeous place with a variety of hikes for all fitness levels. The summertime scenery is incredible. We purchased a book on hikes in the area from the local REI and we so glad we made the effort. Pack a picnic and hit the trail!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area with some great hikes - from 1mi to as long as you want (100 miles) - your choice. You will see some steep terrain and amazing views. Well worth the drive and make sure to get out of the car to do some exploring

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The mouth of the Canyon is very close to my home, so access is minutes away!! Lots of trails to explore, vistas of the cornices that will be covered with snow in the winter. Stop at the Silver Fork cafe on the way up, and sit on the deck. It's easy to find parking spots, and don't forget to take... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had a visitor from Tennessee and when she looked out my east window, she saw Big Cottonwood canyon and said, "That can't be real!" Of course, her experience of mountains was the rolling hills of Tennessee. When I actually took her on a drive in to the canyon, basically her mouth just hung open the entire time. I know... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wildflowers are beautiful - many trail hikes, lakes and waterfalls. Take a look at a trail map to pick what suits your ability. Donut Falls is easy and beautiful!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The canyon is on the road from Salt Lake to Guardsman Pass. Entry to Big Cottonwood is only a few minutes outside Salk Lake. On weekends the road can be crowded as there are various place for family outings and folks riding bicycles. Many places to stop and take pictures. This is the road that will take you to Guardsman... More 

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New Shoreham, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I only took a short hike on one of the first trails, but it was an easy, beautiful hike. The places to park are limited and some spots are very close to a steep drop off. It was a stunning view all around and I would definitely go back and hike all the other trails.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely area for hiking, camping, wild flowers, great skiing in the winter. The mountains are the best part of Salt Lake City.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We hiked a 5-mile hike to Desolation trail then up to the Spine. Was absolutely incredible standing at the top. I never dreamed it would be so mind blowing. We are not in the greatest shape but were determined once we were committed to doing this. We will treasure this memory always. There are so very many hikes through here.... More 

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City

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