Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge

East Millcreek, Utah 84124

Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge

Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge is a 37.2-mile mountain climb and descent, starting in Mount Olympus with 4 miles of rolling hills, followed by a 14-mile climb up the canyon to Brighton, a 14-mile descent, and 4 miles of rolling hills.

The Wasatch Mountains that form the Salt Lake Valley’s impressive backdrop are drained through several canyons. The paved ones include City Creek, Emigration, Parleys, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood. Big Cottonwood is home to two ski resorts—Brighton and Solitude—as well as plentiful camping, climbing, cycling, fishing, hiking, and picnicking."

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Trail Information

East Millcreek
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Spring, summer, fall
Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Contacts
Rand McNally: Salt Lake City Street Guide, 6th Edition
Local Maps

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Dec 2018