God blessed us with a refreshing day in the mountains!
DESCRIPTION: Follow the Cardiff Road up to the Summer trailhead, where you'll see a restroom. Get off the road, and follow the snowshoe trail up the hill. The trail will cross a bridge and join the Cardiff Road. When you come to a fork in the trail, stay to the left fork. Follow the trail down to the narrows, where you'll have to climb down a few icy boulders. Go up the stream bed and see the falls.
BIG COTTONWOOD WATERSHED: No dogs allowed
MILEAGE: 3.15 miles round trip from Big Cottonwood Rd.
HIKE TIME: 3 hours
ELEVATION GAIN: 490'
PARKING: 8.8 miles up Big Cottonwood, park at Mill D South Fork,
"Cardiff Fork Road and 9730 E. Big Cottonwood Rd, SLC, UT"
RESTROOM available at the parking area.
GEAR: Poles, snowshoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, knit hat, insulate gloves, snow boots, water, energy snacks, and camera.
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon begins at Fort Union Blvd and Wasatch Blvd in Salt Lake City, UT