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Hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Getting There: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Entrance Fee: None Dogs Not Allowed
Notes: Big Cottonwood Canyon was an early source of lumber for the Mormon pioneers. Many of the side canyon were named after their mill designation (Mill B, Mill D, etc), the initial operator of the mill (Butler, Whipple, Tanner). Mining later played an important role, resulting in more canyon names (Cardiff, Silver, Mineral). There is a large variety of hikes in this canyon. It’s a SLC watershed canyon, so no dogs are allowed.
Big Cottonwood Canyon shortcuts: Destinations  Trailheads  Links


DESTINATIONS in Big Cottonwood Canyon
 Donut Falls 
 AKA: Doughnut Falls 
 Feature: Falls 
 Elevation: 7800 ft 
 Little Water Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 9605 ft 
 Reynolds Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 9422 ft 
 Clayton Peak 
 AKA: Mount Majestic 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10721 ft 
 Big Cottonwood Overlook 
 Feature: Ridge 
 Elevation: 7100 ft 
 Pioneer Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10440 ft 
 Davenport Hill 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10080 ft 
 Mineral Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 10130 ft 
 Brighton Ridge Run 
 Feature: Trail-Distance 
 Elevation: 10750 ft 
 Mount Raymond 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10241 ft 
 Dry Lake 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8850 ft 
 Sundial Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10320 ft 
 Lake Blanche 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8920 ft 
 Scott Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 9485 ft 
 Lake Mary 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9520 ft 
 Silver Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 8900 ft 
 Mount Evergreen 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 9620 ft 
 Prince of Wales Mine 
 Feature: Mine 
 Elevation: 10090 ft 
 Dog Lake 
 AKA: Brighton Dog Lake 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9360 ft 
 Snake Creek Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 10080 ft 
 Mount Superior & Monte Cristo 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 11132 ft 
 Mule Hollow Mine 
 Feature: Mine 
 Elevation: 7110 ft 
 Stairs Gulch 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 6430 ft 
 Baker Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 9340 ft 
 Peak 10420 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10420 ft 
 Circle All Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 8707 ft 
 Lake Florence 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8835 ft 
 Silver Lake 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8730 ft 
 Twin Lakes 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9460 ft 
 Cardiff Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 10020 ft 
 Honeycomb Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 10479 ft 
 Mount Tuscarora 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10611 ft 
 Kessler Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10403 ft 
 Scott Hill 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10116 ft 
 Lake Martha 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9580 ft 
 Desolation Lake 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9240 ft 
 Dog Lake 
 AKA: Reynolds Dog Lake 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8780 ft 
 Hidden Falls 
 Feature: Falls 
 Elevation: 6360 ft 
 Wasatch Crest Trail 
 AKA: Great Western Trail 
 Feature: Trail-Distance 
 Elevation: 10060 ft 
 Sunset Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10648 ft 
 Lake Catherine 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9950 ft 
 Willow Lake 
 AKA: Willow Heights 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8480 ft 
 Cottonwood Ridge Traverse 
 Feature: Trail-Distance 
 Elevation: 11330 ft 
 Gobblers Knob 
 AKA: Porter Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10246 ft 
 Lake Solitude 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 9040 ft 
 Desolation Trail 
 Feature: Trail-Distance 
 Elevation: 9240 ft 
 Greens Basin 
 Feature: Basin 
 Elevation: 8340 ft 
 Triple Traverse 
 Feature: Trail-Distance 
 Elevation: 11330 ft 
 Dromedary Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 11107 ft 
 Twin Peaks (Broads Fork) 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 11330 ft 
 Catherine Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 10220 ft 
 Jupiter Hill 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 9998 ft 
 Lake Lillian 
 Feature: Lake 
 Elevation: 8810 ft 
 Days Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 8200 ft 
 Broads Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 8240 ft 
 Preston Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10285 ft 
 Silver Peak 
 AKA: Silver Benchmark 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10002 ft 
 Twin Lakes Pass 
 Feature: Saddle 
 Elevation: 9993 ft 
 Mount Wolverine 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10795 ft 
 Patsey Marley 
 Feature: Ridge 
 Elevation: 10525 ft 
 Flagstaff Mountain 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10530 ft 
 Sunrise Peak 
 AKA: O’Sullivan Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 11275 ft 
 Beartrap Fork 
 Feature: Canyon 
 Elevation: 9500 ft 
 Desolation Peak 
 AKA: Ninety Nine 90 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 9990 ft 
 Tri-County Peak 
 AKA: Guardsmans Pass Peak 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10026 ft 
 Mount Millicent 
 Feature: Peak 
 Elevation: 10452 ft 


TRAILHEADS in Big Cottonwood Canyon
 Stairs Gulch TH
Elevation: 5800 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 2.9 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mule Hollow TH
Elevation: 5860 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 3.2 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Broads Fork TH
Elevation: 6220 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 4.3 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mill B North Fork TH
Elevation: 6210 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 4.3 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mill B South Fork TH
Elevation: 6220 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 4.3 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mineral Fork TH
Elevation: 6720 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 5.9 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mill A North TH
Elevation: 7120 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 6.8 miles
from Park-N-Ride

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 Butler Fork TH
Elevation: 7180 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 8.2 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Mill D North Fork TH
Elevation: 7300 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 9.0 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Cardiff Fork TH
Elevation: 7460 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 9.2 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Days Fork TH
Elevation: 7375 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 9.8 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Beartrap Fork TH
Elevation: 7560 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 10.7 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Willow Heights TH
Elevation: 7820 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 11.5 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Silver Fork TH
Elevation: 8040 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 12.3 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Silver Lake TH
Elevation: 8730 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 14.4 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Brighton Lakes TH
Elevation: 8760 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 14.7 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Twin Lakes TH
Elevation: 8760 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 14.7 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Scott Pass TH
Elevation: 9110 ft
Outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 16.0 miles
from Park-N-Ride
 Guardsmans Pass TH
Elevation: 9490 ft
No outhouse at trailhead
Trailhead is 17.1 miles
from Park-N-Ride


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