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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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  • We are lucky enough to live here and we love it. You have some of the most beautiful hikes all over the canyon in summer along with fishing and mountain biking. Fall brings incredible colors as the le...  more »
  • My wife and I drove here from Park City, which took us less than 40 minutes to get to the entrance to the Canyon. It was such a gorgeously serene area! The weather was perfectly crisp and clear! We dr...  more »
  • This is well worth the short drive our of Salt Lake City as the views are stunning. I visited in October and went at 8:00 am when no one was around, it was extremely cold but the lake was just stunnin...  more »