Big Cottonwood Canyon

Brighton Ski Resort near Silver Lake    by Milt Moody    April 2003 ©Milton G. Moody

Directions:  Take the 7200 South exit (Exit 297) on I-15 in Salt Lake City and go east about 5 miles on UT 48 to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. As the road crosses Wasatch Blvd. it joins SR190 and continues up Big Cottonwood Canyo

Birds at "The Spruces"

Specialty Birds: ~ Steve Carr
Main birding areas are around Silver Lake. Puddle ducks, Spotted Sandpipers, Violet-green Swallows, Lincoln’s and Song Sparrows, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Hairy Woodpecker, high-country warblers, including a Tennessee Warbler once, kinglets, Red Crossbills, a White-winged Crossbill was seen close to the information center at Silver Lake. Solitaires, Hermit Thrushes, Snowshoe Rabbits and Moose.
     The trail toward Lake Solitude – Wood Pewee, occasionally other Empidonax, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Clark’s Nutcracker, Downy Woodpecker. At Lake Solitude there is usually a nesting Williamson’s Sapsucker.
     At Redman campground, just down canyon from Brighton, a 3-toed Woodpecker nested in 2006.
     Guardsman’s Pass, above Brighton – Northern Goshawks, kinglets, juncos, Chipping Sparrows, Spotted Towhee, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Hermit Thrushes. Broad-winged Hawks have been seen in Sept-Oct.

    eBird Data: | Silver Lake | Silver Lake to Lake Solitude Hike | Brighton to Twin Lakes Hike | Brighton Loop Rd. |