Traffic and Road Conditions
Utah’s canyons serve as gateways to a high-elevation wonderland, offering panoramic, breathtaking views of Utah’s magnificent peaks for the entire journey. Still, these canyon roads can become dangerous in winter conditions and require extra care and attention.
Many of Utah’s canyon roads, such as Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon, legally require four-wheel drive and snow tires for entry during the winter months. Closures for avalanche mitigation or dangerous road conditions are also common.
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