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Recommended Routes in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 4

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Favorite Somewhere on the crest.
Difficult

Mill D to Desolation Lake

7.7 mi 12.3 km 1,905' Up 580.73 m Up 1,904' Down 580.36 m Down

Alta, UT
Favorite Near the top of the Wasatch Crest Trail, looking down into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Difficult

Self Shuttled Wasatch Crest / Mill D Loop

18.7 mi 30.1 km 3,040' Up 926.65 m Up 3,026' Down 922.22 m Down

Alta, UT
Favorite The old Solitude Jeep sitting by the mechanics shop.
Intermediate

MidWeekMTB Final Solitude Race - 1 Lapper

6.2 mi 10.0 km 977' Up 297.86 m Up 996' Down 303.43 m Down

Alta, UT
Favorite The old Solitude Jeep sitting by the mechanics shop.
Difficult

MidWeekMTB - Solitude Course 2

5.2 mi 8.4 km 904' Up 275.5 m Up 917' Down 279.39 m Down

Alta, UT

Big Cottonwood Canyon Biking

  • 73 Miles 118 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 13 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 14

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12.5 mi 20.1 km #1Wasatch Crest
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT 117 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #2Desolation Trail #19 (Non Wilderness Section)
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3Scott's Bypass
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
Park City, UT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Queen Bess
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Mill D North Fork Trail
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #6Upper Serenity
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.9 km #7Lower Serenity
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Lower Krüzer
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Jupiter Peak Road
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Queen Bess (Connector)
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
2.4 mi 3.9 km #11Raptor Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km #12Brighton Lakes Trail
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #13GWT Big Water to Guardsman Road #1900g6
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
5.2 mi 8.4 km #14Mineral Fork Trail
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult
Alta, UT

Photos of Big Cottonwood Canyon - 21

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Near the top of the Wasatch Crest Trail, looking down into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Sep 4, 2016 near Park City, UT
The old Solitude Jeep sitting by the mechanics shop.
Jul 2, 2015 near Alta, UT
Beginning one of the many descents on the Wasatch Crest Trail with Solitude Ski Area in the background.
Sep 4, 2016 near Park City, UT
Somewhere on the crest.
Dec 15, 2014 near Alta, UT
The views from the top after a brutal climb.
Sep 17, 2015 near Park City, UT
If the big mountain views don't win you over, the wildflowers might!
Oct 2, 2013 near Park City, UT
Looking over at Solitude from the Wasatch Crest Trail. This is the stuff MTB dreams are made of!
Oct 16, 2015 near Park City, UT
Taking a break after a long climb up Pinecone before descending the Wasatch Crest
Apr 20, 2018 near Park City, UT