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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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  • If you come to Salt Lake and you don't go to the mountains, even for a quick couple of hours, you might as well not come to Utah. It's my favorite, FAVORITE thing about this city. No matter which dire...  more »
  • Nice summer/fall drive. Excellent food at Silver Fork Lodge near Solitude. Often see deer and Occ. moose the the small lake near Brighton 
  • This place is beyond words, especially in the fall. We always take a motorcycle ride up through these canyons every year. We'll stop for a walk, then go up the road a little more and find a place to h...  more »