Trip Planner: USA / Utah / Salt Lake City / Big Cottonwood Canyon
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. Our Salt Lake City day trip planner makes visiting Big Cottonwood Canyon and other Salt Lake City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Big Cottonwood Canyon reviews
Hubby and I hiked here just recently in winter with several feet of snow as well as this past summer. Loved both times of the year! Many hikes ranging from easy to difficult but all are beautiful...
Hubby and I hiked here just recently in winter with several feet of snow as well as this past summer. Loved both times of the year! Many hikes ranging from easy to difficult but all are beautiful... more »
The drive was absolutely gorgeous! The views , the color all outstanding. A great way to spend a beautiful fall day.
The drive was absolutely gorgeous! The views , the color all outstanding. A great way to spend a beautiful fall day. more »
The whole canyon is magnificent. The trail, Temple Quarry is a lot of fun, but watch for high-speed mtn bikers.
Beautiful scenery. Definitely worth the drive up and down the canyon. (chew gum for the ear pops!) Stop along the way up for a few great photo ops! Fantastic work trip and first time in Utah!
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