Town of Brighton

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Mayor Dan Knopp
Town of Brighton Website
City Council and Planning Commission Agendas
Population
432
Incorporation
The residents of Brighton voted to incorporate in 2018 and the Town of Brighton was created on January 1, 2020.
Location
Brighton is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah, just east of Salt Lake City. 
Known For
  • The SNOW! Utah is known for its light, dry snow, perfect for downhill and cross-country skiing.  
  • There are two world-class ski resorts in the canyon:  Brighton Ski Resort (est. 1936) and Solitude Ski Resort (est. 1956).
  • The community welcomes more than two million visitors a year. The mountains average 500 inches of snow a winter.
  • The snow is light, fluffy, and dry, making it a paradise for skiers and snowboarders.
  • Mountain recreation - hiking, mountain biking and camping.
  • Lake Mary Trail
  • Guardsman Pass
History
  • The first Pioneer Day in Utah was held at Silver Lake at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon in 1857.
  • William and Catherine Brighton homesteaded Brighton in 1879. They built a rustic hotel that hosted hundreds of visitors to enjoy the canyon scenery and cool summer days. 
  • Timber to build Salt Lake homes and businesses was an important export from the canyon, as we silver ore during the mining boom of 1872-1892. The Cardiff Mine was the largest and last active mine in the canyon. It closed in 1961.


  1. Keith Zuzpan

    Keith Zuspan

    Vice Chair
    Phone: 801-571-5257