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Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City
(4.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 decided to go on a hike in the Big Cottonwood Canyon. I piked the Twin Lakes hike because it was rated as "easy". The hike would have been easy, if it wasn't for the snow and ice on the trail. We m...  more »
  • Just get in the rental car and drive up this canyon. It is beautiful any time of year! Bring some hiking gear. It is impossible to drive up and not want your boots on the dirt. 
  • Great ski area in winter time. But each for snow avalanche. They are great at getting road open after words But other times of the year it's still a beautiful drive. A must in the area