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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Activities: Skiing, Hiking
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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This was an excellent three hour trip. Got to see some moose, took a nice walk and the views were amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Hiked to the top of Donut Falls. Interesting trees along the way, a semi steep climb. Moderate hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive on the way up to Snowbird and Alta. What made it really special was the moose drinking from the stream!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent three hour trip. Got to see some moose, took a nice walk and the views were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I went to SLC. My friend who is from this area took me to Cottonwood Canyon and I fell in love. (with the canyon) This area was beautiful and there was a ton of places to hike around to. They have porta potties all over the place so you don't... More 

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Coupeville, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful drive and perfect to see a little snow and some fall colors on trees. It is pretty any time of year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were lucky to read about this beautiful area and work it in to our drive on our way from California to Colorado. I wish we had had time for some hiking, but at least we got to experience the sheer loveliness of rock, trees, cliffs, and water in their beautiful combinations. The geology is fascinating, the aspen trees in... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We moved to SLC in 1993 & this was one of our 1st treks into the mountainous area. So close to SLC yet far enough to feel like your miles away. So much to do! Since moving here we usually plan a ride up to Big Cottonwood Canyon. Spend a day or a weekend in this Natural Forest Area &... More 

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Salt Lake City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Big Cottonwood Canyon is full of winter and summer activities. Lots of trails for hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. The Crest trail is one of the best mountain bike trails around. Also, both Brighton and Solitude are located in this canyon and are both great ski resorts, popular with the locals. Solitude is especially good during... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) offers great hikes, camping, winter skiing and snowboarding as well as incredible views. BCC is part of the Wasatch Mountain Range. There are some challenging hikes as well as some easy hikes during the spring, summer and fall. Please go to http://hikesandlakes.com/bigcottonwoodcanyon.html for a description of the hikes available and how to reach them. Be sure... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great hiking, great skiing, thrilling scenery, a great place for exploration, one of the best things about living in Salt Lake -- so easy to get back into nature from the city.

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