How tO get to Solitude

Fly into SLC International Airport, hop in a shuttle or rent a car, and arrive at Solitude 34 miles later. With hundreds of flights arriving and departing each day, you’ll be able to maximize your time at Solitude.


DRiving Directions To Solitude Mountain Resort
From Salt Lake City International Airport (34.6 miles, 49 minutes)
  1. Starting from Salt Lake City International Airport
  2. Take Crossbar Rd and Terminal Dr to UT-154/4000 W for 2.1 mi
  3. Head northeast on N Terminal Dr for 121 ft take a slight right in 0.2 mi
  4. Use the middle lane to turn right toward N 3700 W for 144 ft
  5. Use the left lane to turn slightly right onto N 3700 W for 0.1 mi
  6. Keep right for 0.1 mi
  7. Continue onto Crossbar Rd for 0.6 mi
  8. Take the ramp onto Terminal Dr for 0.5 mi
  9. Keep right to stay on Terminal Dr for 0.5 mi
  10. Take UT-201 E, I-80 E, I-215 S/Belt Route and UT-190 E to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 32.5 mi
  11. Continue onto UT-154/4000 W for 2.7 mi
  12. Turn left onto the E 201 ramp for 0.3 mi
  13. Merge onto UT-201 E for 3.3 mi
  14. Use the left 2 lanes to take the I-15 S/I-80 E exit toward Las Vegas S 1.2 mi
  15. Continue onto I-80 E for 4.3 mi
  16. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 128 for Interstate 215 S/Belt Route for 1.2 mi
  17. Continue onto I-215 S/Belt Route for 4.9 mi\
  18. Take exit 6 for 6200 S for 0.2 mi
  19. Keep left, follow signs for East for 0.1 mi
  20. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto UT-190 E/6200 S continue to follow UT-190 E for 1.8 mi
  21. Turn left onto UT-190 E/Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd continue to follow UT-190 E for 12mi
  22. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry one and two will be on your right
From Downtown Salt Lake City (29.4 miles, 39 minutes)
  1. Starting from Downtown Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Head south on 200 W toward 300 S/Broadway for 0.3 miles
  3. Take I-15 S, I-215 E/Belt Route and UT-190 E to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 29.1 mi
  4. Turn right onto 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd for 0.4 mi
  5. Take the I-80 E/I-80 W ramp on the left to Cheyenne/Reno/S.L. International Airport/Las Vegas for 0.2 mi
  6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-15 S/I-80 E/Cheyenne/Las Vegas
  7. Merge onto I-15 S/I-80 E for 2.5 mi
  8. Keep left to continue on I-15 S for 5.9 mi
  9. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 298 to merge onto I-215 E/Belt Route for 5.5 mi
  10. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 6 for UT-190 E toward 3000 E for 0.3 mi
  11. Keep left, follow signs for 6200 South E for 341 ft
  12. Turn right onto UT-190 E/6200 S/Big Cottonwood Rd S and continue to follow UT-190 E for 1.7 mi
  13. Turn left onto UT-190 E/Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd and continue to follow UT-190 E for 9.7 mi
  14. Continue onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 2.9 mi
  15. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort - both entry one and two will be on your right
Please note that routes from Park City change between winter and summer season due to road closures. Both winter and summer options are listed below.

From Park City - Winter Directions (42.1 miles, 56 minutes)
  1. Starting from Downtown Park City
  2. Head northwest on Park Ave toward Heber Ave for 2.4 mi
  3. Continue onto UT-224 N for 4.3 mi
  4. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to merge onto I-80 W for 15.4 mi
  5. Take exit 130 to merge onto I-215 S for 5.5 mi
  6. Take exit 6 for 6200 S for 0.2 mi
  7. Keep left, follow signs for East for 0.1 mi
  8. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto UT-190 E/6200 S and continue to follow UT-190 E for 1.8 mi
  9. Turn left onto UT-190 E/Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd and continue to follow UT-190 E for 12 mi
  10. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry one and two will be on your right


From Park City - Summer Directions (11.9 miles, 34 minutes)
  1. Starting from Downtown Park City
  2. Follow Heber Ave to Deer Valley Dr. for 0.1 mi
  3. Head northwest on Park Ave toward Heber Ave for 16 ft
  4. Turn right onto Heber Ave for 0.1 mi
  5. Turn left to stay on Heber Ave for 177 ft
  6. Take Marsac Ave and Guardsman Pass Rd to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd in Salt Lake County for 11.7 mi
  7. Turn right onto Deer Valley Dr for 256 ft
  8. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Marsac Ave 3.6 mi
  9. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto UT-224 S for 2.1 mi
  10. Continue onto Guardsman Pass Rd for 4.8 mi
  11. Sharp right onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 1.2 mi
  12. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry two and then one will be on your left
UTA Ski Bus

Complimentary access to the UTA Ski Bus is included in all Solitude season passes, including Ikon Passes. Ikon Pass holders can activate this benefit by bringing their Ikon Pass to a Solitude ticket window. This allows us to scan the pass and capture the appropriate data. Fees do apply without a season pass — get latest rates by calling 801-RIDE-UTA.

UTA Route 972 serves Solitude from the following park & rides:

  • Big Cottonwood Canyon & Wasatch Blvd
  • 6200 S & Wasatch Blvd
  • Midvale Fort Union Station
  • Bingham Junction Station

View Bus Routes

Other Transportation Methods

Canyon Transportation: Set up a shuttle ride in advance to and from Solitude with Canyon Transportation.

Car Rentals: There are various car rental options out of the Salt Lake City International Airport along with various branches inside the Salt Lake City Area. In the winter, please be sure to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle with proper snow tires.

Lyft/Uber: Getting to Solitude Mountain Resort with Lyft/Uber is another option, but please note Uber/Lyft drivers are scarce in the canyon and it may be hard to find a ride down.
Travel Tips

UDOT (Utah Department of Transportation) Guidelines for Travel in Big Cottonwood Canyon
The UDOT requires that ALL vehicles traveling in the canyon between October 1 and April 30 must be four-wheel drive (4x4). They must also be equipped with approved snow tires with sufficient tread and identified by M + S (mud and snow) or a snowflake symbol on the sidewall of the tire. Absent approved tires, drivers must have properly-sized chains in the vehicle ready for use. Violators of these regulations will be ticketed.



View Road Conditions
See live road conditions and traffic information through UDOT Traffic cameras.


Guardsman Pass Closure
Connecting Big Cottonwood Canyon to Park City, Guardsman Pass is only open during summer and fall (conditions permitting). It will always be closed in the winter – typically from November 1 to May 25, but possibly longer depending on conditions. The only access between Solitude and Park City during the winter months is via 1-80.


Ride Hailing Caution
Getting to Solitude by Lyft or Uber is easy. However, you may find it difficult to summon a ride when you are ready to depart. This is due to the scarcity of available drivers in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Please use caution when planning to travel down the canyon. You may look to Canyon Transportation.


Parking
If you park along the highway in Big Cottonwood Canyon, all four tires must be right of the white line. Obey all posted signs and cones or risk being ticketed and towed. If your car is towed, call UPD (Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake) at 801.743.7000. UPS is the prevailing jurisdiction along Highway 190.

Weather Resources

Below are some popular weather resources that will help you plan your trip to Solitude efficiently and safely.

NOAA

NWS Cottonwood Canyons Weather Forecast

OpenSnow

Utah Avalanche Center Report