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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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Life Elevated in Twenty Minutes

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a treat any time of the year. Bring walking shoes, sun screen, a hat, water, and be prepared for the cooler temperature. Get the scenic stops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a treat any time of the year. Bring walking shoes, sun screen, a hat, water, and be prepared for the cooler temperature. Get the scenic stops and restaurant opportunities.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All of our canyons are beautiful....winter is or can be open or closed due to weather....in spring / summer / fall it is a great ride.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very beautiful hiking and trails excellent plenty to do and see very accesable and easy access from the city

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Driggs, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful area, enjoyed the skiing. My husband and I teach skiing at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming. We used to live in Utah but had never skied Solitude. We so enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Solitude is a family friendly mountain with groomed runs and great views. It is the perfect mountain. It is a great destination for families and eastern skiers.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

These two mountains are the best deal in skiing in the USA!! So much mountain and Utah snow for $70/day or so. Can't beat it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The most beautiful time of year to enjoy the canyon is in the fall. The best way to do it is, why not RUN IT. A full and half marathon will take place again this year September 12, 2015. The BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (Go Big) is incredible. The full starts at Brighton Ski Resort and the half starts at Solitude... More 

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SLC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The views are great both during the summer and winter. Hiking is amazing. Skiing is great. Silver lake is a must during the summer. Brighton is a great resort during the winter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful. Love going on hikes. Breath taking scenery. Great for the family. Nature at its best. Bring plenty of water and food shoes. Temperatures drop at night so be prepared and being a jacket even if it's warm out.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful canyon in Utah imo. Offered a wide variety of recreation activities, be it a simple camping near the lake, an interesting ride up the hill, or even a tough hike. if you're into some real action, snow shoeing could also be your cup of tea - but remember, don't take Mother Nature lightly!

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