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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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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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Incredible Hiking and Amazing Views

This is one of my favorite places in the Salt Lake area. The drive alone is worth your time but if you can stop and do some hiking you won't be sorry. Donut Falls is quick and... read more

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my favorite places in the Salt Lake area. The drive alone is worth your time but if you can stop and do some hiking you won't be sorry. Donut Falls is quick and easy and Lake Blanche is longer but worth it. Storm Mountain is imposingly beautiful and the two ski resorts are worth your time... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in the area you have to go up and hike the many hikes around the canyon. It is amazing. Hike to Lake Banche it is stunning. You can even get to the top of the canyon at Brighton and hike around the lakes up there. My Millicent is pretty awesome, it is a hard hike though just... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live two minutes from the entrance to the canyon. A 20 minute drive up the canyon ends at the little town of Brighton. In winter a great little ski resort. Year round a greast place to look for Moose. Early morning hikes it is almost a sure thing to come upon a family of moose. Excellent photo opportunities but... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Big Cottonwood Canyon! There are so many things to do! In September is an awesome marathon and half marathon down the canyon. The canyon contains many hiking trails, beautiful campgrounds and the ski resorts are amazing not only in winter but Spring, summer and fall. You can find Silver Lake at the very top of BC which is... More 

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West Palm Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here in the Winter so we did not see the Lake however the view of the snow on the mountains is beautiful and breathtaking.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited several areas including: breathtaking views from "Snowbird", followed by a drive east on the 190 (Big Cottonwood Creek road) which had an awesome stop area 3 - 5 mile east of hwy 215 where we took excellent pictures looking upward of each other after walking up a good rocky trail The HIGHLIGHT for me. The drive further east crossing... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snowshoed up from Big Cottonwood toward Cardiff pass. Beautiful scenery, lots of snow, super nice people on the trail. Going back with our tele skis and skins!

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in the SLC area, definitely make time to take a drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Gorgeous views and a really fun drive!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful canyon, a great place for hiking or just a drive in the fresh air. It is VERY busy during the summer months, plan ahead for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Beautiful, varied outdoor activities, every age will love it. Every season is a new experience in Big Cottonwood.

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