Parking Reservations / Winter Travel

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The Town of Brighton implemented mandatory reserved parking on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays along SR 190 from about ¼ mile above the Willow Heights trail head to the Guardsman Road intersection.  Reservations are required from 7 am until 1 pm on those days. The cost per reservation is $10. Additionally, 20 parking spaces will be available for early morning “dawn patrol” parking at 6 am. The Town is implementing reserved parking on the weekends and holidays to alleviate canyon traffic and safety concerns.  Visitors should not come up the Canyon past Willow Heights and plan to park without a parking reservation on those days.  Roadside parking must always be to the right of the white line on Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd (SR 190) even if you have a reservation.  Reservations can be made at A limited number of parking space inventory is released at the beginning of the season, and additional parking spaces are released the night before or the same morning, weather dependent. Roadside parking reservations are not specific to a certain ski area and cars are parked in the order they arrive. Consider an early arrival to have a spot in proximity to where you are skiing. For everyone's safety, avoid walking in the lane of traffic when parking on the roadside. 

Check our Interactive Map for Parking Reservations and No Parking Areas | Brighton Utah

To pay or dispute VIOLATIONS for parking without a reservation, visit: Park BCC | VIOLATIONS

To pay or dispute VIOLATIONS for parking in a NO PARKING zone, or parking over the white line, visit: Pay My Parking Ticket  | Greater Salt Lake MSD, UT (


The Cottonwood Canyons winter bus season will run from November 26 until April 13, with 5 buses in each canyon running every 30 minutes (traffic permitting).  Additional surge buses are planned on holidays and weekends. Season Resort Pass holders ride for free. The Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle is also available. If the canyon parking capacity is reached, UPHILL ROAD CLOSURES AT CARDIFF will be activated.

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