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      No description for Big Cottonwood Canyon has been added yet! Login or register to submit one.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: uinta-wasatch-cache national forest
      Spruces Campground Parking google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 3
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 9, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      31
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Hike
      34
      Trails Trail Running
      30
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      8
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent
      16,061 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,302 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,865 ft
      Reports
      401
      Photos
      250
      Ridden Counter
      5,286

      Photos of Big Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 9:54am
      2 days
      0 |
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 9:52am
      2 days
      trail: Desolation
      101 |
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 6:44am
      Aug 8, 2021
      trail: Desolation
      161 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Oct 4, 2019
      1,133 |
      Oct 4, 2016 @ 9:34pm
      Oct 4, 2016
      698 |
      Dec 29, 2014 @ 3:20pm
      Dec 29, 2014
      930 |
      Dec 29, 2014 @ 3:20pm
      Dec 29, 2014
      879 |
      Dec 29, 2014 @ 3:20pm
      Dec 29, 2014

      Videos of Big Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Bike

      6:57 | 1188 | Jul 21, 2019
      Going Down
      1:00 | 223 | Oct 4, 2016
      Nature Inbound
      1:00 | 80 | Oct 4, 2016
      Pursue Your Happiness
      1:00 | 70 | Oct 4, 2016
      Follow Your Friends
      1:00 | 44 | Oct 4, 2016
      The Shady Spots
      1:00 | 36 | Oct 4, 2016
      Highlight Further Down
      1:00 | 24 | Oct 4, 2016
      Crest With Friends
      1:00 | 50 | Oct 4, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Mill D North Fork 009
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 9:18pm
      Dec 16, 2023
      Snow PackedJodiraerod
      Wasatch Crest (South)
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 6:22am
      Oct 22, 2023
      Snow PackedA few spots with snow and mud. Only one...tylerproxy
      Desolation
      Oct 10, 2023 @ 8:58am
      Oct 10, 2023
      IdealE-Bike Jodiraerod
      Dog Lake to Desolation
      Oct 10, 2023 @ 8:58am
      Oct 10, 2023
      IdealE-Bike Jodiraerod
      Bear Trap Fork
      Aug 25, 2023 @ 12:23pm
      Aug 25, 2023
      Dry RucaClaire
      Days Fork Trail
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 4:24pm
      Aug 12, 2023
      Dry Trail is thrashed from the last storm....Srryan72
      Lower Mineral Fork
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 9:17pm
      Jul 24, 2023
      Dry Clear to the top, but could use a good...tysonclay
      Dog Lake to Mill D
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 12:17am
      Jul 16, 2023
      Idealagaia
      Silver Fork
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Aug 27, 2022
      DryGreat shape.UtahJohn TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      stevewilson179wishlisttrailactivity #51273175 and 1 more
      Apr 16, 2024 @ 9:07am
      54 mins
      Deez54wishlisttrailactivity #51190733
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 7:19pm
      2 days
      iwolffaddphotoactivity #51173306 and 2 more
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 9:46am
      2 days
      jtpugmirevotetrailactivity #51092446
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 3:55pm
      Apr 12, 2024
      jtpugmireriddentrailactivity #51092445
      Apr 12, 2024 @ 3:55pm
      Apr 12, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      NSmith11trailDog Lake to Mill DWater bar version of the trail is...
      Oct 18, 2023 @ 7:50am
      Oct 18, 2023
      vandezyreportDog Lake to DesolationThis is not a ebike trail
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 7:26am
      Oct 15, 2023
      MadsadsaladtrailDog Lake to Mill DThe trail description no longer matches the...
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 3:40pm
      Sep 18, 2023
      afelipezabalartrailBear Trap ForkHas to be my favorite trail so far
      Sep 3, 2023 @ 7:34am
      Sep 3, 2023
      aminkis922reportWasatch Crest (South)Wbe
      Aug 21, 2023 @ 8:43am
      Aug 21, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Upper Mill Creek Canyon 10 33 km
      Solitude Mountain Resort 6 9 5 13.6 km
      Snowbird 1 9 14.5 km
      Brighton Ski Resort 25.6 km
      Little Cottonwood Canyon 5 2 25.8 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1222 miles11,214 ft17 miles5,643 ft
      #690#36319938671,611
      E-Bike46 miles1,765 ft2 miles5,643 ft
      #3,374#75831547
      Horse33 miles220 ft1,430 ft1,919 ft
      #529#3691291
      Hike3450 miles16,060 ft23 miles6,302 ft
      #478#30152399121,687
      Trail Running3046 miles13,550 ft22 miles6,302 ft
      #478#299139912643
      Dirtbike/Moto25 miles1,749 ft2 miles3,465 ft
      #157#1001296
      Observed Trials12 miles1,529 ft2 miles1,529 ft
      1
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles1,529 ft2 miles1,529 ft
      #342128
      Snowshoe816 miles2,054 ft4 miles4,636 ft
      #105#6713838
      Backcountry Ski514 miles1,447 ft3 miles4,636 ft
      #11#8132,834
      • By jasonmalczyk Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: jkwilliamz, UtahJohn, jpmcghee, jasonmalczyk
      • #39464 - 3,680 views

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