Big Cottonwood Canyon
The Spruces and Redman campgrounds in Big Cottonwood Canyon are two great options near Salt Lake City. Both offer excellent access to hiking, mountain biking and fishing. While RV camping is permitted at both, there are no electrical, water or sewage hookups. All of the sites offer campfire rings and picnic tables, and visitors have access to flush toilets and drinking water. Spruces also has charcoal grills at each site, and the campground features a baseball field, volleyball court and horseshoe pit. Redman — located next to the Solitude Ski Resort at an elevation of 8,300 feet — is a smaller, less crowded camping option. Because Big Cottonwood Canyon is part of the Salt Lake City watershed, no pets are permitted at either campground.