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Quick Facts
Designation: Utah State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees for driving the byway.
Length, One-Way: 15 Miles (25.0 Kilometers)
Time: Allow one hour to half a day, depending on the amo

General Information

Description - Along this twisting byway, visitors can expect to see spectacular views of rugged rocky peaks and beautiful mountain streams. Trees line the roadway and in the fall, the leaves burst into eye-popping shades of red, orange, and yellow. All along this byway, you will find picnic areas, campgrounds, and hiking trails. Near the top of the canyon, the ski areas at Brighton and Solitude offer world-class skiing on some of the fluffiest powder in the world.

Attractions - The Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : This byway follows Utah Highway 190 east from Salt Lake City, up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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Additional Information:
Utah Scenic Byways - Utah's Scenic Byway Program is comprised of 27 routes that showcase Utah's splendor; from slick rock canyons and pristine deserts to majestic mountain views and high country lakes.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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