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Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

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Stretching back into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Big Cottonwood Canyon offers a wide array of opportunities for enjoying wild countryside and the great outdoors. Make your way to the 24 km (15 mi) long canyon and hike along the area's network of trails and paths crisscrossing the rugged terrain, leading you to lakes, forested slopes, and many types of rock formations. Alternatively, hop on a bike to explore the area more quickly, or strap on your climbing gear to take advantage of the many popular local rock-climbing runs. Keep in mind that some of these hikes and activities can be quite difficult, so ensure that you're prepared for the trek and equipped with comfortable outdoor shoes. By using our Salt Lake City itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Big Cottonwood Canyon and other attractions in Salt Lake City.
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  • We skied three days and it was great. We used the bus service for one day as the road was only open to 4x4 and chains and the but was very handy.  more »
  • It's so arctic and apparently always snowing and Alta ski area has a really terrific atmosphere of locals with no snowboarding permitted  more »
  • This is a stunning canyon and I love it. It's amazing in winter, spectacular vistas of snow, trees, blue skies and crags. In summer it sheds its white cloak and turn green and is another kind of beaut...  more »