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Big Cottonwood Canyon

Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation...
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The views are great both during the summer and winter. Hiking is amazing. Skiing is great. Silver lake is a must during the summer. Brighton is a great resort during the winter.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful. Love going on hikes. Breath taking scenery. Great for the family. Nature at its best. Bring plenty of water and food shoes. Temperatures drop at night so be prepared and being a jacket even if it's warm out.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful canyon in Utah imo. Offered a wide variety of recreation activities, be it a simple camping near the lake, an interesting ride up the hill, or even a tough hike. if you're into some real action, snow shoeing could also be your cup of tea - but remember, don't take Mother Nature lightly!

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

So if you're a skier, you got to heaven and didn't have to die to get there! Ain't too much more to say...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A beautiful place to go on a little drive and view some nature and neet hiking spots. dress worm and always prepare for safety. Highly recomended.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Did some snowshoeing today. We went to the Guardman Pass trail, which started off with great views in the parking area, getting better from there. My only complaint was that snowmobiles were riding in the off-limit area. The trail was moderate enough for a sea-level person like me, yet still offered a challenge for my SLC friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Its a beautiful area, and great for hiking. Depending on where you go, it is a pretty tough hike, so make sure you're wearing good hiking shoes and have plenty of water

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to eat breakfast ! this place is very cozy and it has great food ! Loved the fireplace with a great view of the snowed mountains. would highly recommended !!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very scenic drive up the canyon with its craggy mountains and cliff-faces (especially Strom Mountain). Winding drive holds interest at every turn - especially the 360 degrees left and then 360 degrees right that winds the road halfway up the canyon (the SatNav suggested I make a left and then a right.....it was the only route possible!). With the snow... More 

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Always a treat to visit this beautiful canyon while driving to Solitude. Often overlooked for Park City & Alta/Snowbird.Bring snow chains!

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