What is an avalanche?
An avalanche is a mass of snow moving down a slope. Avalanches occur throughout the Wasatch Mountains during the winter months. The combination of the Central Wasatch Mountains’ high snowfall amounts and steep terrain make the Cottonwood Canyons one of the most active avalanche areas in North America.
Explore avalanche paths for the tri-canyon area that were originally prepared for the Salt Lake County Wasatch Canyons Mast Plan published in September 1989. This is not an exhaustive compilation of avalanches and does not cover the entire study area.