Spruces Big Cottonwood

Brighton, Utah

Overview

Spruces Campground is located in scenic Big Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Salt Lake City is conveniently close. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking and fishing.

Recreation

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on canyon trails, including the Donut Falls Trail, which begins in the nearby Jordan Pines Campground. Fly-fishermen enjoy casting on Big Cottonwood Creek.

Facilities

This large campground contains several group overnight campsites and day-use picnic sites, as well as numerous single and double-family campsites. All sites have picnic tables, campfire rings and grills.

Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. A baseball field, volleyball court and horseshoe pits are located within the campground. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. All roads, parking areas and parking sites are paved and all walkways are concrete or paved.

81 Single Sites- $26.00, Capacity - 8 people

 9 Double Sites - $53.00, Capacity - 16 people

 2 Triple Sites - $80.00, Capacity - 24 people

Day Use Group Site #4, #8 - $130.00, Capacity - 50 people

Day Use Group Site #2, #3 - $250.00, Capacity - 100 people

Day Use Group Site #9 with pavilion/cabin - $265.00, Capacity - 100 people

Day Use Group Sites #7 - $265.00, Capacity - 150 people

2 Overnight Group Sites - $180.00, Capacity - 50 people

Day use parking for hiking access is $9.00

Natural Features

The campground is set among a forest of shady spruce and aspen trees. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show.

Nearby Attractions

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well.

Solitude Mountain Resort is 3 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course.

Silver Lake is another mile past Solitude. Fishing and canoeing are popular activities. An easy trail loops around the small lake.

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