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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
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Owner description: Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Nampa, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

An excellent trail for hiking lovers. The view on the way is superb, and on the other hand the trails also tend to be harder than some other trails around the area. If you don't like hiking, you can try the ski resort here in the winter season. It's also amazing!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is to place to be if your an outdoor person looking for the perfect hiking trip. The nature was beautiful

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stop at some of the trails along the way; these trails tend to be steeper than those found in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Good, majestic views. Keep driving to see Guardsman Pass. Go to the bathroom before you start.

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was lightly snowing the afternoon my friend and I took a drive up to the ski resorts. Gorgeous views and the snow was so pretty. I can't wait to come back to go hiking!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So much to do! In the winter, 2 ski resorts,snow shoe, go sledding, photographers haven, and even picnic! It's my favorite for something close to home (20 minutes from SLC) on Christmas morning! A quick snow shoe trip in the woods is an awesome way to start the holiday! Just as much to do in the other seasons with lots... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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242 reviews 242 reviews
61 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The drive up here was very scenic. Had to admire the dedication of the cyclists tackling the climb too! Parked at Silver Lake and had a walk around it first. Then headed uphill and, eventually, reached the lake at the top of the trail (a reservoir I believe). Would usually be an easy walk for us, but we live almost... More

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SLC Utah
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106 reviews 106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Okay, I am biased a little. Living here pretty much my whole life, their is nothing I love more than to jump in my Jeep with the top down and the doors off, and drive up this canyon in the fall. It is majestic. Go for a hike, take a walk through the aspen groves. Have a bite at Snowbird... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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52 helpful votes 52 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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