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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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  • It seems a little weird reviewing a canyon, rather than a business of establishment, but this canyon is worth it. We went on a week day evening last month, and had a fantastic time. It has been an odd...  more »
  • Spectacular vistas, best to visit in summer, as the ski traffic will not allow you to meander in the winter. The air is fresh and clean, and the resorts up the canyon offer the opportunity to eat well...  more »
  • We drove through on our way from Park City to Salt Lake. We needed to kill time before our flight. We weren't prepared to hike but were able to take an easy hike. We noticed a lot of cars parked on th...  more »