Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail

Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84171

Elevation Gain226ft
Trailhead Elevation4,719ft
Elevation Min/Max4719/4900ft
Elevation Start/End4719/4719ft

Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail

Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,719 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 226 feet. The Ski Bus Parking is near the trailhead.

Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is Salt Lake’s classic test of endurance and climbing prowess, blending gradual spinups and leg-cramping inclines. Just making it up and down BCC garners due respect in the local cycling circle; knock it off with relative ease and you’re ready for the race circuit.

If you’re a recreational rider and want to experience riding in a peloton, then sign up for the annual Big Cottonwood Hill Climb in July and test yourself against the region’s best climbers."

"Most people only pay attention to Big Cottonwood Creek as they head to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts, or if they’re on a hike in this heavily used Wasatch Front canyon. The creek runs along most of Highway 190. There are five picnic areas and three campgrounds in the canyon.

The creek starts at Silver Lake near the top of the canyon. Key Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. Due to large populations of brown and brook trout, the DWR has
reduced the number of fish planted in Big Cottonwood Creek. The creek is on the verge of obtaining wild fish status, and one day may not be planted at all. ."

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Cottonwood Heights
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Jul 2018