Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive

EASY 6 reviews
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Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive is a 17.2 mile heavily 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.

17.2 miles
3382 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving


wild flowers


no dogs

12 days ago

This is a beautiful road, but the description is incorrect. Pet dogs are NOT allowed in LCC, even in cars. There is a sign at the mouth of the canyon saying so. There are hefty fines if you do.

Also, traffic is terrible on a snowy day. The road has restrictions on cars without 4WD during inclement weather. It’s impossible to miss when these restrictions are in effect, so don’t ignore them! Weather is always worse at the top than the bottom.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Beautiful Canyon. Lots of great hikes and skiing

8 months ago

Nice pleace to look around...!!

awe inspiring

scenic driving
10 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.

8 months ago