Cruise Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway

Sometimes you just want to take a drive, enjoy the fresh air, check out the local views, and perhaps crank up some good travel tunes. If cruising Utah in your SUV rental sounds like a great way to spend a fall afternoon, Affordable Rent-A-Car and Sales encourages Salt Lake City visitors and residents to check out the Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway.

Ranked #2 on TripAdvisor for things to do in Salt Lake City, the Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway is a drive you’ll remember for years to come. brags on the Big Cottonwood Canyon: “Spectacular vistas are found in this canyon carved by the erosive power of rivers. Alpine scenery and recreational opportunities draw visitors to this canyon year-round.”

Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway (also known as U-152) begins 25 miles east of Salt Lake City, where the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin floor come together. The byway is about 15 miles long and ends in Brighton, UT. The round-trip in your SUV rental will take about one hour if you don’t make any stops. But Affordable Rent-A-Car and Sales recommends you take advantage of what the canyon has to offer.

Many travelers choose to make some stops to take advantage of the canyon’s recreational opportunities. You can find great places to hike, bike, camp, picnic, and rock-climb. If you’re traveling through Big Cottonwood Canyon during the winter months, check out the ski resorts, Brighton and Solitude. Be sure to also bring your camera. Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway has numerous photo opps, from great views to wildlife.

For an SUV rental to make your drive comfortable and dependable, contact Affordable Rent-A-Car and Sales by calling 801-266-7368. You can also make an online reservation. Affordable Rent-A-Car and Sales prioritizes quality customer service and budget-friendly rental cars. We will help you find the rental car, van, or SUV to meet your needs. If you plan on camping, we also offer RV rentals.

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