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Big Cottonwood Canyon

Each turn along your drive to the summit of this 15-mile-long canyon brings you to yet another grand, dizzying vista. Rock climbers love these steep, rugged canyon walls -- watch for them as you drive.

Great Cross-Country Skiing -- Solitude Nordic Center is Utah's oldest cross-country ski area. It has about 12 miles of groomed trails, including a children's trail. The center is located between Solitude and Brighton at 8,700 feet and connects the two downhill resorts. Trails pass through alpine forests and meadows and around frozen Silver Lake. The Silver Lake Day Lodge offers rentals, equipment for sale, lessons, and light snacks. Trail passes for ages 11 to 69 cost $15 for a full day, $10 for a half-day. Those 10 and under or 70 and over ski free.

Little Cottonwood Canyon

With towering peaks rising 11,000 feet above the road on both sides, Utah 210 takes you on a lovely scenic drive through the canyon. Located at the junction of Utah 209 and Utah 210, the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon is where pioneers quarried the granite used to build the LDS Church's Salt Lake City Temple.

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