Backcountry Shuttle

Backcountry Shuttle every Saturday to Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Backcountry Shuttle is back for the 2022-23 season with service to Little Cottonwood Canyon!

  • Free to ride and runs every Saturday starting Dec. 17.
  • Our partner for the shuttle service is Utah Mountain Shuttle. Service is provided in vans labeled UTAH MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE.
  • Reservations are required and accepted until 5:00 PM Friday evening.
  • Please carpool to pick up locations as parking is not guaranteed.

Parking, Pick Up and Drop Off Locations

  • NEW Parking and Pick Up: Butler Elementary School (7000 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121)
  • Dropoff: Alta Lodge

When riding shuttle…

  • Arrive 10 minutes early for pick up.
  • If not returning with shuttle, please inform driver.
  • Return to trailhead 15 minutes before designated return time.

The schedule and parking locations may be adapted as the season progresses and conditions change.

There is no charge to use the shuttle but donations are greatly appreciated and will contribute to the program’s success.


6:30 AM9:30 AM
8:00 AM11:30 AM
10:30 AM1:30 PM
12:30 PM3:00 PM

Little Cottonwood Canyon service is provided with the support of the Central Wasatch Commission and

Shuttle reservations

Our partner Utah Mountain Shuttle now supports online reservations on their site. Use one of the buttons below to jump directly to their reservation system for your preferred canyon.