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Address: Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone Number: 8015216040
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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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A Trip on our own

We were not sure as to what we wanted to do on our first time in Salt Lake, our hotel desk reception suggested we rent a car and check out Park City and Big Copper Canyon We loved... read more

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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were not sure as to what we wanted to do on our first time in Salt Lake, our hotel desk reception suggested we rent a car and check out Park City and Big Copper Canyon We loved the day. What a beautiful Canyon. Leaves were starting to turn near the top but rock formations were awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must do a casual walk around the Silver Lake Nature Walkway. Beautiful lake views and lots of animals. The moose and the deer have no fear of being hurt, and the prairie dogs are very entertaining.

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Thank Calvin J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I hiked from the base of Brighton Ski Resort to Lake Mary and absolutely loved it! Snow all around the lake and on the path to it. About 800 ft elevation gain. No problem for these southerners, the landscape was a great excuse to stop (rest) and take a picture... Highly recommended 1.5 hr round trip hike!!!

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Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have time time to spend on a sunny afternoon, this is a lovely drive with a nice boardwalk suitable for a stroll through nature.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A easy walking around Silver lake( less a mile) is high light of the trip. Not much a canyon with little foliage color changed. May be because of the cloudy day.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't have a whole lot of time, but want to get out in the nature? It's a quick drive from downtown SLC and the views are spectacular!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leaves were changing and produced vibrant yellows and orange. The rock formations seem to be shooting out of the side of the mountain. Have only experienced the canyon during the winter. This was a treat. Easy hike around Silver Lake. Take Guardsman Pass to Park City.

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Thank Laurie K
East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must drive to this canyon along with the little cottonwood canyon if you are in the city visiting or living( you got to be extremely lucky to be living in SLC!) The winding roads which quickly take you up o a 10k feet elevation with breath-taking scenery and lakes is mind blowing! Do not miss the scenic route to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful drive via any mode of transportation and absolutely breath taking in the fall. If you have an hour or two put it to good use enjoying be beauty! I am a local and we do this drive at least twice a year.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go. Talk to folks who can help you determine the right hike for your ability level and go. I am not a skiier, but the beauty of our mountains is rejuvenating, and as a local, I should spend more time in my backyard natural wonders.

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