Trail Area

Big Cottonwood Canyon

About This Area

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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.

Area Features

Rangers No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

Multiple trails that lead to alpine lakes and streams.

Amazing wildflowers in the summer.


Trail Contributor

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Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.