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Big Cottonwood Canyon

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ID 6193

Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of many popular canyons along the Wasatch Front east of the Salt Lake Valley. It’s home to two major ski resorts; Solitude and Brighton, along with a lot of hiking trails and campsites. It’s an outdoor playground for camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and exploring.

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City Brighton
State Utah
Latitude 0.0000000000
Longitude 0.0000000000
Trails Donut Falls Trail and Ferguson Canyon
Map Zoom Level 12
Trail Area Features
Ambassador 1529
Driving Directions

From I-15 in any direction, exit onto I-215 east. Head east on I-215 and take exit 6 to UT-190 toward 3000 E. Keep left and follow signs to 6200 South E. Turn right onto UT-190/6200 S/Wasatch Blvd. Then turn left onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and remain on that road until you reach your desired trailhead.

Area Highlights Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing
Area Highlight Notes

Multiple trails that lead to alpine lakes and streams.

Amazing wildflowers in the summer.


Cell Service
Water Fountains No
Emergency Support No
Rangers No
Stroller Friendly No
Parking Lot
ADA Accessible No
Pet Friendly No
Zero-Landfill Park No
Nearby Convenience Store Yes
Daily Fee $0.00
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Is there a fee? No
Fee Notes