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Big Cottonwood Canyon

Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Traveler Description: Beautiful in every season of the year. Lots of hiking (take gps and locator beacons so the police can find you) Be prepared for any hike. Water... more »
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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for something to do while in SLC, Big Cottonwood Canyon will not disappoint. Talk about scenic views, this area has many hiking trails. You can easily spend an entire day here.

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Murray, Utah
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

if you are an avid hiker, you are lucky to have big cottonwood canyon around. there are plenty of well maintained trails around. at the end are silver lake and a number of alpine lakes. in the winter time, it is a great location for skiing.

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Kamloops, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great little, narrow and slow drive up to the ski resorts above. The rock formations are amazing and the transition from desert to forest and alpine is breathtaking. This is a must-do trek for visitors.

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Ontario, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Easy drive, lots of pull-offs. Hikes and scenery outstanding. We traveled the Guardsman Pass both ways. Saw a large moose along the way.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We hiked Lake Blanche on Friday October 10 and it was perfect! The weather could not have been more gorgeous, and the fall colors were out in full force. All in, this hike took us about 4 hours.... Not gonna lie, it was tough! The first 2-ish hours were uphill, until you get to the lake. We took several stops... More

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Lehi, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been here many times and have not even begun to explore all the trails and campsites. There is something here for everyone. Lots of beautiful nature to explore.

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Renfrew, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great rock out crops with high canyon walls as you climb through here going to Park City. Cool spot.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Unbelievable views as you drive through the canyon. Loved the hike around Silver Lake at the top. We then drove to Park City with even more great views.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We drove through the canyon during a thunderstorm and it was BREATHTAKING!!! The pouring rain added to the rushing rivers that flowed through the mountain. The fog and storm clouds made the mountain so mystical and romantic. It was breathtaking driving around every bend and turn. During the fall, the trees were changing colors and the forest was incredible! We... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had a lifetime of an opportunity to take the cable car to the top of The mountain. We were let out to take in the breathtaking scenery at 11,000 feet! I felt as if I could tough the clouds!! It is a must do and take a camera!

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