Big Cottonwood Canyon: Silver Lake

Big Cottonwood Canyon Silver Lake Fall Trip Report

This past weekend I was in Salt Lake City for a hot second on a little reunion trip with my best friend from college. When in Utah, I always hit up the guys from Teton Sports because they know the coolest spots. We couldn’t get an extra long hike in but when the mountains are so close, it’s easy to get outside. Shawn took us up to Silver Lake (8,740’) in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Big Cottonwood Canyon Silver Lake Fall Trip Report

I got hit pretty hard by altitude… and maybe a hangover too. The mellow morning hike became a really tough huff and puff in the park. Fall colors were out and about in full force, and we spotted some moose in the trees and down by the lake. It was so incredibly beautiful, when I wasn’t doubled over wheezing.

Big Cottonwood Canyon Silver Lake Fall Trip Report