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Rock Climbing in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon

Take your rock climbing adventures to new heights in Little Cottonwood Canyon, just outside Salt Lake City. Book your stay with Canyon Services and access fantastic rock climbing in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon. Climb on your own, or enlist the help of a local guide at Utah Mountain Adventures. With climbs ranging from beginner to expert, there is a route for every skill level in the canyon: Climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon Little Cottonwood Canyon offers fine-grained white granite for traditional climbing, sport climbing, and bouldering. Find recommendations on Where to Climb near Salt Lake City on the Visit Utah [...]

2024-06-28T18:26:51+00:00Outdoors, Summer|

Happenings at Snowbird

Well, the chairs may have stopped spinning, but the season isn’t over. Though to be fair, your correspondent is one of only a handful of holdouts still making turns. To that end, here are a few shots from his daily boot pack up Dalton’s Draw. The remnants of the season are not the topic of this month’s installment, however. Canyon Blog stopped by to chat with Dave Fields, Snowbird general manager, to get the latest on the mountain since it’s clear they have plans. First is the replacement for the Mid Gad restaurant. “We’re really excited about the new dining [...]

Things to Do in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon During Summer

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: Hiking 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 [...]

2024-05-30T20:54:39+00:00Summer|

Discover Wildlife in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains

While you’re exploring the scenic trails of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, be on the lookout for local wildlife! Today, Canyon Services will share valuable insights on what to observe and how to watch wildlife in Utah near Alta Snowbird responsibly. Observe wildlife like moose, birds, marmots, coyotes, foxes, and black bears as you explore the great outdoors. Read on to discover more about where, when, and how to watch wildlife during your upcoming getaway! Wildlife in the Wasatch Mountains Want an inside look into wildlife in the Wasatch Mountains? Read our article, Friends in High Places, and learn about Canyon Blog’s [...]

2023-10-04T20:29:50+00:00Fall, Summer, Winter|

Big & Little Cottonwood Canyon Picnic Areas

Summer is a beautiful time to plan a picnic in the park! Grab your favorite snacks and visit the Little Cottonwood Canyon picnic areas near your Canyon Services vacation rental. Or make a short drive to Big Cottonwood Canyon and discover even more picnic areas like Storm Mountain and Ledgemere. Pack your picnic basket, immerse yourself in Utah’s natural wonders, and enjoy outdoor dining in the mountains! Little Cottonwood Canyon Picnic Areas Snowbird Picnic Areas All of our rentals are within a five-minute drive of Snowbird, offering easy access to the picnic areas within the resort: Observation Deck Austin Pond [...]

2023-07-31T20:11:51+00:00Summer|

Snowbird Guides – They’re not just for winter

You’re probably unaware that Snowbird Guides exist. It’s an easy mistake since they’re relatively unknown. And yet, and yet, they hide in plain sight. If you’ve skied the Bird in the past decade you’ve no doubt walked right past their office, which would best be described as located in the most central real estate at Snowbird Center. To correct this oversight, Canyon Blog sat down with Eliza Allen, Snowbird’s Mountain Guides Director, to figure out just why it is that no one knows about the great services they provide. Turns out, it’s a bit mysterious for the ten-year veteran of [...]

How to Recreate Responsibly This Summer

Utah is home to a mesmerizing tapestry of landscapes, from snowcapped mountains to lush meadows and tranquil lakes. We love sharing our state’s natural beauty and ask that all visitors recreate responsibly to help us preserve these spaces for generations to come! Stay with Canyon Services and help us reduce the impacts of tourism in Little Cottonwood Canyon by staying on trails, respecting wildlife, and leaving no trace of your travels! Plan Ahead and Prepare Planning ahead for your adventures in Little Cottonwood Canyon is a great way to ensure you recreate responsibly. Set goals for your trip and take [...]

2023-06-20T20:51:53+00:00Outdoors, Summer|

Snowbird Fires up Their Convertibles

Well, they’re finally here. After much waiting, some minor disasters, a record snowfall year, and a long spring runoff, the balconies for “new blue” and “new, new red” are in place and ready for you. Typical of your correspondent, he used his faux investigative journalist credentials to gain a sneak peek to see if riding on top of the tram cars was worth all the hype on the morning before their grand opening. The answer in a word: yes. Thankfully, the installation went without hitch on June 5th during scheduled tram maintenance. No crane required, merely a cable system to [...]

2023-06-17T02:39:01+00:00Announcements, News, Summer|

Utah Summer Vacation Ideas: Alta-Snowbird

Alta-Snowbird may be known for its winter activities, but our mountain towns offer a year-round vacation destination. During the summer, the mountains come alive with blossoming wildflowers, wildlife roams the Albion Basin, and ski resorts transform into an outdoor recreation oasis. Plan your Utah summer vacation with Canyon Services and discover hiking, fishing, and mountain biking just minutes from your condo rental! Utah Summer Hiking Trails Once the snow melts, Alta Snowbird offers an abundance of hiking trails to explore. Alta offers around 13 miles of trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Explore the Albion Basin and take in views [...]

2023-05-24T20:01:46+00:00Summer|

Easy Hikes in Utah: Alta Snowbird Hiking

Utah’s Alta Snowbird region is not just for winter ski trips; our mountain towns are also a great place to take the kids this summer! Soak up the sunshine with easy hikes in Utah that wind past beautiful lakes, awe-inspiring vistas, blossoming wildflowers, and cascading waterfalls. Whether you are looking for a stroller-friendly path or a longer trail for older kids, there is endless exploration awaiting in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Choose Canyon Services to host your Utah summer getaway and access adventure just outside your door! Observation Point Trail The Observation Point Trail is a free, paved, flat, and stroller-friendly [...]

2023-04-28T17:33:14+00:00Outdoors, Summer|