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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
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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Simply beautiful

There are so many trails to hike, lakes to see, and views that overlook Salt Lake City, you can't go wrong. All of the trails are well marked and offer varying degrees of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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245 reviews 245 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There are so many trails to hike, lakes to see, and views that overlook Salt Lake City, you can't go wrong. All of the trails are well marked and offer varying degrees of difficulty, and the fact that they allow dogs every other day is also great.

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Out-of-town family members wanted to go sledding, and a local recommended a spot along the Donut Falls Trail. It was fantastic! We found everything from long, quick runs to fairly steep drops. The sledding was so good that we returned two more days in a row. Great memories!

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I heard about the high ratings for this place. Frankly speaking, if you are from Colorado, like us, this is just another drive through canyon. You cannot compare this with the marvelous canyons we find in Colorado. Just for local sentiment, it's worth a drive.

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had a wonderful time snow shoeing in the Silver Lake area. Cost in the winter, with your own equipment, $5/person. It was a very warm day & the the snow was icy & slushy, but still fun. Will return again. Wonderful views around the lake.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The employees at Silver Fork Lodge make you feel like it's your mom cooking for you and serving you. The menu is limited, but all of the items are well thought-out and prepared. They have an excellent variety of alcoholic beverages. And in warmer or sunny weather you can eat out on the south-facing deck. Overall, a great experience

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Murray, Utah
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a beautiful canyon - winter, spring, summer, and fall. So close to major metropolitan area that it is loved to death. Impossible to totally get away from people, but some areas and trails are less populated than others. I hike various areas accessed by this canyon in every season. Winter is the best due to the least people.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You really need to visit this canyon and as many others in Utah as you can. Especially gorgeous in the summer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A delightful place to ski - should I be telling people about a place with tons of steeps and no crowds? It's a really nice alternative to Alta and Snowbird a canyon over --

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Don't be fooled by Park City, the Cottonwoods consistently get more snow! Skiers and snowboarders, head this way!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As anyone familiar with this part of the world knows, anytime the weather allows is a great time for a drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon. This trip allowed us to see the early glimpses of Spring. The Canyon terrain itself is showings buds on trees and shrubs, as well as a short growth of green grasses. Looking up toward Mount... More 

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