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The Best Camping in Cottonwood Heights

Looking for the best camping in Cottonwood Heights? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cottonwood Heights. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Cottonwood Heights

  • Sandy, Utah

    Hike and Fish Upper Bell Canyon Reservoir

    4.3
    9 mi / 4182 ft gain
    This is one of my favorite spots in the state of Utah! It is completely secluded high up on the Wasatch front. You can hike here for a nice relaxing day, an overnight camping trip, or do a little fly fishing and hook some fun little brooke and cutthroat trout. The Bell Canyon trail is one of the ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Upper Bells Canyon Trail

    9.07 mi / 4272 ft gain
    Upper Bells Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Broads Fork Basin and Beaver Pond

    4.0
    4.3 mi / 2034 ft gain
    The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead, this trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked.Follow the trail until you come to a great big basin. Here you will be able t...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Broads Fork Twin Peaks

    5.0
    8.57 mi / 4984 ft gain
    The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead. This trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is marked and easy to follow for a good chunk of the way. You will come to a big basin and alpine meadow where you wil...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Lake Blanche & Sundial Peak

    5.0
    9.52 mi / 4098 ft gain
    This is a popular hike all year round, but less popular in the winter. If you’re backpacking you’ll most likely be alone. In winter, the lake is covered in snow, but Sundial Peak is one of the most picturesque mountains in the Wasatch. Especially when it is dusted with snow. You’ll also be far en...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Summit the Pfeifferhorn

    5.0
    9 mi / 3700 ft gain
    Starting at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT, hike southwest until reaching the junction to Red Pine Canyon. Take the trail that crosses the stream and continues west around the ridge. The trail will quickly turn south and begin to gain elevation. Continue west as you pass...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Camp at the Cottonwood Ridgeline

    Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Follow the trail up toward Red Pine Lake. The trail gets a little hard to follow after the lake, but find your way up to the ridge between Pfeifferhorn and White Baldy. Set up camp and enjoy a night in the high mountains. Morning will...
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  • Draper, Utah

    Backpack Lone Peak via the Cherry Creek Logging Trail

    15.8 mi / 6683 ft gain
    You start this trail at the Orson Smith Park in Draper.  It joins with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail briefly before turning off onto the cherry creek logging trail.  It switchbacks for a long ways exposed on towards the valley.  It is fairly steep in places, but doable.  I had tennis shoes with ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    White Pine Lake

    4.5
    9.97 mi / 2917 ft gain
    Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will have great views of mountains of all colors, beautif...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Red Pine Lake Trail

    5.0
    6.94 mi / 1995 ft gain
    Red Pine Lake, located in Red Pine Fork of the Wasatch Mountains, is one of the premier hiking and backpacking destinations in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Red Pine Fork is sandwiched in between White Pine Fork and Maybird Gulch to the east and west, respectively. All three are accessed via the Whit...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Dog Lake via Butler Fork Trail

    5.22 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Dog Lake via Butler Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mounthaven, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike to Big Cottonwood Canyon's Desolation Lake

    4.5
    7.4 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Drive 9 miles into Big Cottonwood Canyon and park at the Mill D North Trailhead (on the left). On the right side of the road, there is a restroom. The trial head begins on the left, there is a visible sign you cannot miss before beginning.The trail is about 7.4 miles round trip, about half way t...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Winter Backpack to Dog Lake and Backcountry Ski Reynolds Peak

    4.5
    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The hike is considered moderate, but the 1500ft. elevation gain (2100ft. to Reynolds Peak) will definitely get your heart rate up. Snowshoes/skins are recommended but the trail is often packed enough to do without them.After crossing the street from the Spruces parking lot, follow the trail past...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Dog Lake via Big Water Trail

    5.15 mi / 1529 ft gain
    Dog Lake via Big Water Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mounthaven, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Desolation Lake Loop via Little Water Trail to Old Red Pine Road

    9.63 mi / 2395 ft gain
    Desolation Lake Loop via Little Water Trail to Old Red Pine Road is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Alpine, Utah

    Big Horn Peak via Schoolhouse Springs

    8.93 mi / 5085 ft gain
    Big Horn Peak via Schoolhouse Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Alpine, Utah.
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