Broads Fork Hiking Trail - Big Cottonwood Canyon
Submitted By Dj Nebula Of SLC - Back To Big Cottonwood Canyon Hiking Trails
Broads Fork trail head begins at the Lower S-Turn 4.5 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is the first trail that starts from the west end of the lower S-Turn parking lot. It begins up a steep angled hill through aspens and pine trees till you reach the Twin Peaks Wilderness sign.
Continuing on, you pass some rock outcrops, wind your way through thick spruces, then end up at a creek with a bridge over it. Past the bridge the hill climbs a bit until you reach the first ridge, which offers views of the Broad Forks Twin Peaks. This trail seems to wind endlessly up the fork with not a lot of places to sit and rest like rock outcrops or downed trees. It just winds its way up to a meadow that has some great views of the Twin Peaks, and the canyon across the way. Heading down the trail was very quick. The sheer angle of the fork makes going up a hard workout, but the decent a fast trail run putting you down the fork in swift fashion.
This is a great hike to get out for some fresh air, exercise and beautiful views. I recommend this hike to all, it's close and will only take approx 2 hours to complete. Get out and explore this beautiful canyon!