Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon is definitely a place that rejuvenates your energy with its ecstatic beauty. Located in Wasatch Range 12 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The glow in the pure water from mountains when the sunrises and sets, the purity in air and scenes of trees and the canyon are a must watch for anyone who visits the City. The 15 mile eye snatching long Canyon is a major center for picnics, hiking, rock climbing and other recreational activities. For other places of scenic beauty and picnic spots across the world, read our articles that are well stuffed with data you need.
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Directions To Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway - Seeking A Surprising Diversity Of Wildlife

The big cottonwood canyon scenic byway is along the twisting byway meant for visitors can expect to see spectacular views of rugged rocky peaks and beautiful mountain streams. As you move up the elevation it is like a layer of cake of biological zones with microcosm of temperature, water, geology and sun.

The scenic byway has canyons named for the enormous cottonwood trees that grew the creek bottoms and also known for the aspen forests that burst into shades of red, orange and yellow on each fall. The byway has picnic areas, campgrounds and hiking trails.

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The big cottonwood canyon scenic byway is bounded by mount Olympus and Lone peak wilderness areas, big cottonwood that provides refuge for surprising diversity of wildlife that is close to the urban environment. Some of the resident species include large mammals like deer, elk, moose, mountain goat, mountain lion and bear. It also has small animals such as coyote, fox, beaver, badger, ferret, rabbit and mice. The birds that are available include hawks, eagles, owls and migratory birds. Reptiles, amphibians and fish live in and around the waters.

Big cottonwood canyon scenic byway

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When driving along the belt route on 1-215 you can see it. It just blocks away from the main, bustling from the metropolitan salt lake county. It reaches over 11,000 and picturesque winding canyon roads access communities as high as 8,500 inches. It forms the flat valleys and high mountains that trap storms moving in from the west of the world-famous powder snow.

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