About Storm Mountain
Storm Mountain Day Use Area is just 3 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, conveniently close to Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking and biking. Natural Features: The picnic area is set among shady oaks and aspens at the foot of rugged Storm Mountain. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show. Recreation: Big Cottonwood Creek flows through the area, offering trout fishing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on canyon trails. Facilities: The picnic area contains six group sites and several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible. All contain picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites have grills and serving tables. A historic stone amphitheater is available for reservations. Flush toilets are provided but picnickers must bring their own drinking water. Horseshoe pits are on-site and kids love the playground area. Roads, parking spurs and footpaths are paved. Nearby Attractions: Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well. Solitude Mountain Resort is 10 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course. Silver Lake is another mile past Solitude. Fishing and canoeing are popular activities. An easy trail loops around the small lake.
USDA Forest Service
Storm Mountain is located in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah
From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd a mile south to junction with Big Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 190. Make a left at the junction and travel up Big Cottonwood Canyon 2.8 miles to the picnic area.
2 Reviews of Storm Mountain
This picnic area is about 1/4 of the way upbig cottonwood and has a myriad of activities to do for the entire family. Theres is a reservoir and creek for fishing as well as plenty of shade and picnic tables. There is also a little amphitheater to put on live performances!
As with any of my other reviews you know theres some good climbing around here. Storm mountain hosts a number of climbs including the first 5.10 in America! If these routes are clogged there is also Challenge buttress , the slips, and reservoir wall all within 10 minutes hike
First to Review
This is pretty much an ideal day-use area for big groups. There's a good amount of parking and tons of spots at Storm Mountain. This has centralized bathrooms and two large dumpsters. Far enough up the canyon to be attractive but not too far up the canyon to be hard to get to. Close to some cool hiking trails too.