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Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Categories: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Wow, our party of four was amazed at the beauty of the canyon. Some of the Aspens still sport their yellow leaves which made for a visually stunning drive. The drive starts out next to a beautiful cre...  read more »
  • Traveled from Park City over the mountain to Big cottonwood canyon. Fortunate to enjoy the bursts of Yellow leaves on Aspen before they all fall off and the mountainous road is closed for the winter. 
  • Great ambiance in the fall. Wife loves the colors and mountain air. Snowbird October fest is a fun event 
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