Days Fork Trail, Big Cotton Canyon, Utah


Kovas, Family Ambassador

Several weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to snowshoe with three other Tubbs Snowshoes Ambassadors, along with a big group of other outdoor enthusiasts. Our plan was to hike up Days Fork Trail, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, not far from Salt Lake City.

Right off the bat we saw moose on a hillside across from our planned route, so it was a good day before we even started moving up the trail. The trail itself is considered difficult, with steep sections broken up by flat clearings, which allowed for a rest and a chance to take in the amazing views.

The trail consists of ups and downs, crossing streams, and winds its way between beautiful trees. If you head all the way up, there are several of the flat meadows before you make it to the Basin at the top, at approximately 3.5 miles.

In Winter, activity consists mostly of snowshoers and skiers, while hiking and mountain biking are more popular in warmer months.

Directions: Parking is just under 10 miles from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon at the Spruces Campground. During busy times you may have to park on the side of the road and trek up to the trailhead.