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Summer at Brighton

Beat the heat with a trip to the mountains

VISIT US THIS SUMMER. The Wasatch Mountains are breathtaking in the summer months. Enjoy a drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to hike, fish, play disc golf, and spend the day at Brighton Resort.

Visit The Brighton Store

The Brighton Store is your one-stop-shop at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Stop in for lunch, ice cream, or snacks and supplies for your hike in the mountains. 

Things to Know

  • Bathrooms: Brighton's facilities are closed during the summer months. Public restrooms are available for use at the Milly Chalet. 
  • No dogs are permitted in Big Cottonwood Canyon. 
  • Please respect the local wildlife and keep your distance. We also kindly ask that you do not pick the wildflowers.

Community Involvement & Events

Brighton is passionate about our community and preserving our precious ecosystem. We host multiple community events and volunteer days each summer, such as: 

  • Hike With an Arborist: Join a certified arborist from Tree Utah as we hike around the resort and learn how to identify tree species. The presentation focuses on the past and future health of our forest. There is also an opportunity to clean up our trails while you hike. We welcome participants of all ages with beginner to intermediate hiking ability. 
  • Community Clean-Ups: Clean up your favorite ski run! During these events, we split up to cover various sections of the resort to clean up waste left behind by skier activity. Bags and gloves are provided. This is a great activity for kids and we welcome hikers with beginner to intermediate hiking ability. 
  • Invasive Weed Management: Spend the morning amid the wildflowers removing invasive plants that threaten our beautiful mountain ecosystem. Work closely with volunteers and staff from the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation to learn about plant identification and protecting the local environment. 
  • Tree Planting: Gets your hands dirty planting species of trees meant to withstand the hotter and drier weather of a changing climate. 
  • Tree Rescuing: Help rescue trees threatened by ski traffic on ski runs by transplanting them to safe nurseries where they can grow and thrive. 

To learn about our events and register in advance, please visit our Eventbrite page. 

The Brighton Lodge

Escape to Brighton for a mountain staycation. Nightly rates start at just $79.