Storm Mountain Day Use, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Storm Mountain Day Use

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest \ Salt Lake Ranger District

Storm Mountain was named for how quick the storms can sneak up on you over these steep canyon walls.  The geology here is what makes this area so attractive to visitors.  Close to the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this area is popular with the rock climbers; both the two-legged and four-legged varieties.  There are also regular hiking trails.  Big Cottonwood Creek winds its way through the shaded picnic sites.

The creek and canyon are part of a protected watershed for the Salt Lake City water supply.  No domesticated animals are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon without a special permit.  So you'll want to leave your pets at home for this camping trip as the fines are steep.  No wading or playing in the creek and no dishwashing is allowed in the creek.  Garbage service is provided. 

There are flush restrooms here but no drinking water so bring your own.   Check the fishing proclamation before fishing in Big Cottonwood Creek.

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