The Big Cottonwood Canyon is a 15-mile long canyon with beautiful scenery, and room for plenty of outdoor activities.
To reach Big Cottonwood Canyon from Salt Lake City, take I-215 to the 6200 South “Canyons” exit and then continue east on U-152, following signs to Solitude and Brighton. This 15-mile scenic byway takes about one hour round trip.
From the main road, this canyon narrows almost immediately into dramatic alpine scenery. This 15-mile drive provides access to excellent hiking, fishing, picnicking, rock climbing, and camping.