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Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway Road Trip

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Created by both glacier and steam erosion, the Big Cottonwood Canyon scenic byway, on SR 190, is a photographer’s dream with its alpine scenery. Incredible vistas and overlooks introduce you to the Wasatch-Cache and Uinta National forests. The canyon is home to beautiful wildflowers and some rare plant species, including the Wasatch Shooting Star.
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Big Cottonwood Canyon, on SR 190, with its giant cliffs trimmed with maples and aspen trees, is a dream come true for photographers and nature lovers. Created by both glacier and steam erosion, towering mountains provide majestic scenery throughout the byway, where rare plant species and wildflowers can be found along with mountain goats, moose, bears and elk.