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31 mi 49 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 3

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Favorite Somewhere on the crest.
Difficult

Mill D to Desolation Lake

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,965' Up 599.02 m Up 1,964' Down 598.66 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

Trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon - 12

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12.5 mi 20.1 km #1Wasatch Crest
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT 101 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #2Scott's Bypass
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
Park City, UT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Queen Bess
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4Upper Serenity
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.9 km #5Lower Serenity
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Lower Krüzer
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Jupiter Peak Road
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Queen Bess (Connector)
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
2.4 mi 3.9 km #9Raptor Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.0 km #10Brighton Lakes Trail
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #11GWT Big Water to Guardsman Road #1900g6
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
Very Difficult
Alta, UT
5.2 mi 8.4 km #12Mineral 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