Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Little Cottonwood Canyon

Submitted By: Dobish on May 31, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Ten Mile Range

Left and Right Y

The right of the Y is a little bit more mellow, about 30-32 degrees throughout the top section.  It is often very windy up at the very top, so you will want to keep a lookout for large windslabs.  The left of the Y is closer to 35 at some points.  You can also ski the trees in between the two chutes, which holds the snow a little bit better, but it can be steeper.  Once you are in the chute, it is wide enough to make turns down (about 30 ft) but you want to be prepared to get a lot of varying snow. The whole slide path is a terrain trap, and you can see visible signs of flagging and avy activity.   The trees on the sides of the gully are pretty tight.  When you get to the bottom, head to the right, and you will cross under the K  and into a big meadow, and then you can head to the road.

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Details

Little Cottonwood Canyon has steep chutes, tighter trees, and rockier outcroppings. Decent snow, but it is pretty steep

Camping

Very limited winter camping along this road

Where To Eat

go back to SLC

Access Information

A lot of Mixed Use Trails

How to Get There

Go West out of SLC and follow the signs for Snowbird/Alta/Little Cottonwood Road

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