Willow Heights is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.
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The route contains no obstacles. This route is suitable for beginners and children. Willow Heights is rated 1 I using the Yosemite Decimal System. Navigation for this route is easy. It should be noted that due to new trail construction and trail realignment the USGS maps are not accurate in relation to trail location. The trails and trailhead are correctly located on the map provided.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is within Salt Lake City Watershed, therefore special restrictions apply and are strictly enforced. No domestic animals (dogs, cats, horses) are permitted in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
During the winter months the Willow Heights is an excellent snowshoe and cross country skiing destination. Avalanche danger should always be a major priority and proper precautions should be taken when enjoying Utah's winter wonderland.
The trailhead is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon and is accessible year round to any vehicle. Snow tires or chains are required by law in winter months. The trailhead is not part of the Forest Service Trail System and is not signed at the highway.
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