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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Lots of areas to picnic. Storm Mountain is a nice area for a gathering and it is home to Solitude and Brighton Ski resorts. Beautiful drive but do it slow as it is full of S curves.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This drive is beautiful in the summer and fall, before they close it for the winter. Head up BCC to Guardsman's Pass and drop down into Park City. Great trails, beautiful views. Solitude has an awesome Disc Golf Course also!

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McCall, Idaho, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You have to come here for the 1/2 or full marathon in September. It is one of the, if not THE best races I have been to. Beautiful canyon running when leaves are turning color, super organized, amazing finisher's medal, plenty of hotel deals and places to eat........this has become a tradition that brings more of us each year to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The canyons surrounding SLC are all amazing and this one is no different, with vibrant colours and amazing landscapes a real contrast to the city itself, the fresh air is exhilarating

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Nampa, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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

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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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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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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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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