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“The best part of living by the mountains”

Big Cottonwood Canyon
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Owner description: Located in the Wasactch Mountains, this wilderness region offers a limitless range of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Draper, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“The best part of living by the mountains”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Whether for a hike, a picnic or to see the leaves, Big Cottonwood provides opportunities to be close to nature and enjoy the best of Salt Lake. Also enjoy a couple of nice restaurants. Brighton is a treat, winter or summer. Brighton and Solitude resorts provide lower lift prices and are preferred by the natives. No tourists in the way!

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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“Beautiful Biway”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Spent a good couple hours driving and stopping to take pictures of the scenery. If I had more time, a hike would have been excellent. Beautiful area of the country. Do not miss this location if you are in the area.

Visited November 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
586 reviews
287 attraction reviews
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“Climbing heaven”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Whatever your level of expirience there is a climb for you. If you haven't climbed this is where you want to learn. I have spent much of my time in this canyon over my life and have been so greatful to live so close to so much beauty adventure and a place to just get away.

Visited October 2012
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Blue Springs, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nature so close to a large city”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The canyon is 20 minutes from most parts of the city. Even in the hottest times of the year you can quickly cool off in the Alpine air and the frigid creek water. We try and visit there every summer. And of course the canyon houses much skiing. It is always hard to come back down into the valley after the beauty and coolness.

Visited June 2012
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Hornchurch, Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a drive up there. Stunning views”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well worth a drive and stop for a little stroll. Scenery is beautiful! But be prepared with clothing as weather changes quickly !

Visited October 2012
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