Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive

EASY 6 reviews

Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
17.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3382 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scenic driving
3 months ago

Beautiful Canyon. Lots of great hikes and skiing

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice pleace to look around...!!

hiking
5 months ago

awe inspiring
gorgeous

scenic driving
7 months ago

Like Big Cottonwood Canyon, this drive is very similar. But I believe this canyon is more scenic than Big Cottonwood is. The peaks are much closer to you and much higher. Two very well known ski resorts are at the end of this road too. Alta and Snowbird. I've skied both of these too, and it is some great skiing. Early summer brings a huge runoff in the creek with all the snow melt. A very worthwhile place to check out if you're in SLC. I plugged in being able to do it all year long, but there are a few times a year in winter, that it can close due to avalanche control. Several avalanche paths cross the highway in here. Beautiful mountain scenery though regardless of time of year.