View of lake in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon

Nestled in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, Canyon Services offers the perfect basecamp for summer adventures in the great outdoors. Hop on State Route 210 from your Alta Snowbird vacation rental and access all the recreational activities in the canyon this summer, like hiking, fishing, and rock climbing. Before heading out, please check UDOT for road status and traffic information. Read on to learn more about the summer activities in Little Cottonwood Canyon:


Explore eight scenic hiking trails winding through Little Cottonwood Canyon. One of the most popular routes is the Cecret Lake Trail, a two-mile loop showcasing the region’s local flora and fauna. Even more exploration opportunities are available along Catherine’s Pass, Bell Canyon, Red Pine Lake, and White Pine Lake trails. 


Pack some snacks and plan a picnic in Little Cottonwood Canyon! Even though there are no designated picnic areas in the canyon, plenty of sections along the Temple Quarry Nature Trail are great for picnicking.


Cast your line for some catch-and-release fishing in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Hike along the Catherine Pass trailhead and access alpine fishing at Lake Mary, Lake Martha, or Lake Catherine. Or head to the Little Cottonwood Canyon River and target brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. Make sure to purchase a Utah fishing license before your outing. 

Rock Climbing

Little Cottonwood Canyon offers some of the best rock climbing in the Salt Lake City area. The canyon is primarily quartz monzonite and offers excellent traditional, sport, and bouldering for all skill levels. Sign up for guided rock climbing in the canyon with Wasatch Mountain Guides

Wasatch Wildflower Festival

The Wasatch Wildflower Festival is an annual event hosted by the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation that celebrates wildflowers in Utah. Plan your getaway around the festival and enjoy guided wildflower walks, kids’ crafts, music, and food while learning about the ecology and stewardship of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Little Cottonwood Canyon Lodging 

Please keep in mind that Little Cottonwood Canyon is a protected watershed, and do your part to keep our watershed clean. Read through local rules and ordinances to learn how to recreate responsibly this summer. Find the perfect lodging with Canyon Services, a property management company serving Little Cottonwood Canyon for over 35 years. Book your Alta Snowbird getaway with us today!