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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: Skiing, Hiking
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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nice drive.

Summer travelers should drive over Guardsman's Pass between Brighton and Park City. The road is paved and views spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Dublin, Ohio

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Summer travelers should drive over Guardsman's Pass between Brighton and Park City. The road is paved and views spectacular.

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BRIGHTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A magical place whether one is hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. Best accomodations are with Mount Majestic who have a range of cabins and chalets for rent in the canyon. Good eats can be had at Silber Fork Lodge.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Grew up skiing at Brighton, have hiked many trails in the summer and taken a dip in Mary's Lake. But when the Autumn leaves are in full color, Big Cottonwood Canyon is a thing of beauty. Only downside in winter is the bumper-to-bumper traffic slowly edging its way up to Solitude or Brighton.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been hiking here since I was a child. If you can go on a week day in late September or early October, it is difficult to find a more perfect place on the planet.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Some truly great escapes await you up this canyon! Some of my favorite hikes in all the Wasatch Mountains are located up this canyon (especially Red Pine).

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Davis, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A most beautiful place just outside of SLC. Great for ummertime hiking, winter snow sports, take a nice drive, or exploring lakes and rivers. What a gem so close to the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderful canyon, nice short hikes are up to Mary's Lake and Donut Falls. Many other hikes are shorter and longer. Also great for skiing, rock climbing and rappelling. The picnic areas get full on weekends and holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

the ride up the canyon is breath taking, guardsman pass unbelievable, the ski resorts on your right, going up hill, are spectacular, the hiking, climbing, walking fabulous

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Recommended by a txi driver in Salt Lake, we drove it in summer and had so many stops for photos, it is truly beautiful, must be even better in winter time. If driving be aware of the altitude change from bottom to top, take plenty of drinking water if you intend to walk on hiking trails. Coming down watch your... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A skiing area, but in the summer the mountains go steep on either side (formed by glacier movement a long time ago). Very green and gorgeous.

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