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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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  • Fun for all outdoors adventures! We go snowmobiling, hiking, and biking here. It's clean, fun and a lot to see!  more »
  • I love the camping in Big Cottonwood. The area is beautiful and in the summer heat it is nice to go up into the mountains go hiking or fishing and camping.  more »
  • Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is one of the 2 of the largest canyons fronting the Wasatch Front/SLC Valley. This canyon is mostly water eroded, V-shaped sedimentary rock and not glaciated other than the...  more »