Ice Climbing Logistics

Lodging, Trailheads, and Directions


Hyatt Place Salt Lake City / Cottonwood

3090 6200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(801) 890-1280

Residence Inn

6425 3000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(801) 453-0430

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

6990 Park Centre Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(801) 567-0111

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Midvalley

818 E Winchester St, Murray, UT 84107

(801) 685-9300

La Quinta Inn in Orem

1100 W 780 N, Orem, UT 84057

(801) 235-9555

Sundance Mountain Resort

8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance, UT 84604

(801) 225-4107

Climber in Provo Canyon

Ice Climbing on Storm Mountain

Photo by Andrew Burr

Trailheads & Meeting Points - Driving Directions:

To Provo Canyon, Nunns Park (Google Map), for Stairway to Heaven, Bridal Veil Falls, and other climbs:

  • From Salt Lake City:

    Provo and points west: Drive north or south on Interstate 15 to Exit 272, 800 North St. Follow this thoroughfare (also called Utah SR 52) east through Orem, and turn northeast (Left) on US 189 into Provo Canyon. Look for the signed Nunns Park exit as the limestone walls start growing on your right and park in the lot on the South side of US Highway 189.

  • From Park City and other points east:

    Drive West on US 189 through Provo Canyon until the walls start shrinking. Look for the signed Nunns Park exit, and turn south back under the highway to the large parking lot.

To the Great White Icicle: Meet at the UTA Park & Ride Lot (Google Map) at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Exit on 6200 South off of Interstate 215, and drive Southeast up a hill to join Wasatch Blvd. Continue South past the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, and up another hill and wrap east into Little Cottonwood Canyon. Just as the canyon walls start to rise, turn left at a junction marked by a flashing information sign, and park in a large lot with a bus stop.

Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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