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Big Cottonwood Canyon is a canyon in the Wasatch Range roughly 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The canyon's entrance is a few miles north of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon or gorge is a deep valley between cliffs often carved from the Earth by a river. ... Wasatch Mountains from space. ... Salt Lake City redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Little Cottonwood Canyon Only 25 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon lies along the eastern border of the Salt Lake Valley where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Basin. ...

The 15-mile-long canyon provides hiking, biking, picnicking, rock-climbing, camping and fishing in the summer. During winter, its two ski resorts, Brighton and Solitude, are popular among skiers and snowboarders. View from the resort Brighton Ski Resort is a ski area located in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Solitude is a ski area in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

Hiking to the canyon's mountain lakes is a popular activity, with many trails leading to lakes such as Mary, Martha and Katherine. The canyon's most popular hiking trail leads to Lakes Blanche, Florence and Lillian. The trail is 3.1 miles long and is considered strenuous.

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed canyon, therefore pets and other animals are not allowed. A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ...

In Spring, it is not uncommon for the snow to reach 15 feet deep at the top end of the canyon while there is none at the mouth of the canyon less than 15 miles away.

Storm Mountain

Storm is a popular picnic site. Over one hundred years ago R.D. Maxfield, Jr. carved out a home for himself and his family. It soon became a relaxing place for picnics. In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built a small stage area for public events. Friends and family gather for a picnic in a public park in Columbus, Ohio, c. ... Look up home in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Civilian Conservation Corps workers restoring the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. ...


  • Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway. Utah.com
  • Big Cottonwood Canyon Hiking Trails. Utah Outdoor Activities
  • Trails - Big Cottonwood Canyon. Salt Lake Ranger District - USDA Forest Service.
  • http://www.byways.org/browse/byways/2004/overview.html

External links

  • Big Cottonwood Canyon. Utah PIctures.

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Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway | Utah.com (122 words)
Big Cottonwood Canyon is found only 25 miles east of Salt Lake City.
Spectacular vistas are found in this canyon carved by the erosive power of rivers.
The 15-mile long Big Cottonwood Canyon provides excellent hiking, biking, picnicking, rock-climbing, camping and fishing in summer.
Cottonwood Canyon, Utah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Cottonwood Canyon in the U.S. state of Utah is a water carved canyon that has eroded along weak locations in the earth's crust at the join between two major geological regions.
This road, a maintenance road for power lines traversing the canyon, is considered impassible in wet weather as several dry washes are crossed near each end of the canyon and intermediate portions may be inundated by fast stormwater runoff.
The canyon is identified by the relatively straight gouge at the western boundary of this area running slightly east of north, in the center of Kane County (A virtual flight using Google Earth is especially instructive.
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