Fun Things to do in Cottonwood Heights

Cottonwood Heights is a great place for those who love the outdoors and being active! Check out our beautiful vacation rentals where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer AND sleep in a comfortable bed!  Outdoor Enthusiasts and Nature Lovers.

In Cottonwood Heights, you’re right in the middle of Salt Lake City and all the wonderful things that come with it while also being able to escape to the beautiful Wasatch mountains. It truly is an exceptional place.

There are so many fun things to do near our Cottonwood Heights home, we’ve put together a list of our favorites for you to enjoy!

 

There are so many fun things to do near our Cottonwood Heights home, we’ve put together a list of our favorites for you to enjoy!

1. Take a Hike: There are endless hiking and walking trails throughout the Wasatch Mountains that offer incredible views of the valley below. It is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. One of the prettiest ones is the hike to Lake Blanche. You’ll be amazed by the wildflowers, aspen trees, and glacial lakes. It’s about a 2-3 hour round trip depending on your speed and worth it! Just up the street from our home is Crestwood park where you can take a nice stroll along the creek and enjoy the afternoon sun or evening sunset. Just a quick drive is Quail Hollow park where you can take a beautiful stroll or mountain bike ride up winding trails and along the little cottonwood creek.

2. Go Whitewater Rafting: For those looking for a little more adventure, Utah is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Several companies offer trips down the Provo River or Weber River. It’s a great way to cool off in the summer and an exciting experience for all. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, you can combine rafting with fly fishing for the ultimate Utah experience.

3. Sledding and Snowboarding: In the winter, the Wasatch Mountains come alive with sledders and snowboarders. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the snow without driving too far up the mountains. And when you’re done, you can warm up with a hot chocolate at one of the nearby cafes.

4. Rock Climbing at Dogwood: With a great location near the Dogwood Picnic Area and various challenging holds, Dogwood Crag is a popular spot for rock climbers of all levels. The crag offers stunning views of the canyon and the stream below, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. You can access Dogwood Crag by a quick one mile drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s a beautiful drive with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife along the way.

5. Bike the Parley’s Trail: The Parley’s Trail is an eight-mile paved trail that runs along the edge of the Salt Lake Valley through Sugar House Park to Jordan River. It’s a great place to take a leisurely bike ride or go for a run. The trail is also popular with dog-walkers and rollerblades.

6. Visit the Red Butte Garden: The Red Butte Garden is an almost 100-acre botanical garden that offers stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Mountains. It’s a great place to stroll through the gardens, picnic, or take a yoga class. The garden also has an amphitheater where they host concerts and other events throughout the summer.

These are just a few of the many fun things to do near our Cottonwood Heights home. We hope you enjoy exploring all that our beautiful city has to offer! Click the link here to start planning your next Utah Adventure!!

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