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STORM MOUNTAIN, UT

Photo: STORM MOUNTAIN
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Storm Mountain Day Use Area is just 3 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, conveniently close to Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking and biking.

Natural Features:

The picnic area is set among shady oaks and aspens at the foot of rugged Storm Mountain. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show.

Recreation:

Big Cottonwood Creek flows through the area, offering trout fishing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on canyon trails.

Facilities:

The picnic area contains six group sites and several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible. All contain picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites have grills and serving tables. A historic stone amphitheater is available for reservations.

Flush toilets are provided but picnickers must bring their own drinking water. Horseshoe pits are on-site and kids love the playground area. Roads, parking spurs and footpaths are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well.

Solitude Mountain Resort is 10 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course.

Silver Lake is another mile past Solitude. Fishing and canoeing are popular activities. An easy trail loops around the small lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • This is a watershed area; visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area
  • This is a day-use area only; no overnight camping
  • Please bring your own drinking water
  • Swimming and wading is not allowed due to culinary watershed restrictions
  • Some sites available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A fee of $2/person will be collected for vehicles holding more than 5 people; a fee of $3/person will be collected for walk-in use
  • Amphitheater can be reserved in three time blocks: Morning (AMORN), Afternoon (AAFT) and Evening (AEVE)
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.62333, -111.74306
40°37'24"N, 111°44'35"W

From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd a mile south to junction with Big Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 190. Make a left at the junction and travel up Big Cottonwood Canyon 2.8 miles to the picnic area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STORM MOUNTAIN
WASATCH
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (801)733-0588