Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway: Length 15 miles/70.4km; Time to Allow 1.25 hours.
Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway begins at the mouth of the canyon and goes east on SR-190. The canyon narrows almost immediately to dramatic alpine scenery. Visitors can hike through the mining country of the Old West, or enjoy rock climbing, camping or fishing. Near the top of the canyon, the major ski and summer resorts of Solitude and Brighton can be found. Big Cottonwood Canyon is a protected watershed area- dogs and horses are not allowed.
Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway: Length 7miles/11.2km; Time to allow: 1 hour
Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway begins at the canyon mouth and goes east SR- 210. Snowbird and Alta two major ski resorts are located at the Little Cottonwood Canyon, resorts operate during the winter and also during the summer months, which makes it a great year-round vacation destination. From the floor of the canyon, Mormon pioneers quarried massive granite boulders used to build the Salt Lake Temple. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a protected watershed area- dogs and horses are not allowed.
South Willow Scenic Backway: Length 8 miles, 12.8km; Time to allow: 0.5 hour.
South Willow Scenic Backway starts 6 miles south of Grantsville on a paved road which turns to rock surface after 4 miles. The road is rough and steep, but accessible to passenger cars. There are numerous access points into the Dessert Peak Wilderness.