Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway

Salt Lake City, Utah

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A 15-mile highway up a beautiful, sheer-walled canyon, opening into a forested, glaciated high mountain valley. Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway follows a stream through a beautiful canyon, up into the high mountains. The two-lane road is paved and has numerous scenic turnouts. Traffic is very steady and may move slowly. Watch for joggers and bicyclists on the highway. Special attractions: Mount Olympus and Twin Peaks wilderness areas, Solitude and Brighton ski areas, camping, interesting geology, hiking. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains

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National Forest Scenic Byways Rocky Mountains

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 15-mile highway up a beautiful, sheer-walled canyon, opening into a forested, glaciated high mountain valley. Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway follows a stream through a beautiful canyon, up into the high mountains. The two-lane road is paved and has numerous scenic turnouts.

Traffic is very steady and may move slowly. Watch for joggers and bicyclists on the highway. Special attractions: Mount Olympus and Twin Peaks wilderness areas, Solitude and Brighton ski areas, camping, interesting geology, hiking. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 15
Season: Year-round, although tire chains may be required from November 1 to May 1
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway

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