UDOT Cottonwood Canyons Sticker Program

October 20, 2022 - February 28, 2023

The UDOT Cottonwood Canyons sticker program is a winter safety, preparedness and education program specifically for the Cottonwood Canyons. The goal of this program is to increase vehicle safety and preparedness by pre-inspecting vehicle tires for winter driving conditions in advance of drivers traveling in the canyons.

The sticker program is free of charge, completely voluntary, and will run from October 20, 2022 to February 28, 2023. Stickers are NOT REQUIRED to drive Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon. If a vehicle’s tires/traction devices meet the requirements, a sticker is placed on the windshield as a way of recognizing that the vehicle has proper traction devices for traveling in the canyons when the Traction Law is in effect.

To reduce the number of vehicles traveling in the canyons during severe winter weather conditions, UDOT encourages all visitors to carpool in a properly equipped vehicle, utilize public transit or shuttle services or delay travel until road conditions improve.

  • For more information on public transit service to the Cottonwood Canyons, visit the UTA website.
  • TravelWise to find others to carpool or vanpool with.

Sign Up for the Sticker Program

UDOT is partnering with Big O Tires, Burt Brothers Tire & Service and CJ’s Pit Stop to provide several inspection locations throughout the Wasatch Front.

  • Prior to visiting one of the participating sticker inspection locations, participants MUST fill out the digital form posted on the UDOT Cottonwood Canyons website associated with the tire shop they plan to visit.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this for your records.
  • After filling out the form, contact the tire shop you want to visit for sticker inspection and let them know you have filled out the sticker program form and will be visiting for a tire inspection.
  • Please fill out the form with ACCURATE INFORMATION AND WITH THE CORRECT SPELLING (name, email, phone number) so that the tire shop employee can find you on the form during the inspection process. Ensuring that your information is accurate helps maintain an efficient inspection process for all participants.
  • If you have multiple vehicles, please fill out the form one time for each vehicle. You may use the same email address, but you should let the inspector know that you have multiple vehicles under the same email address.

PARTICIPATING TIRE INSPECTION LOCATIONS

Burt Brothers Bountiful
2885 US-89, 84010
385-243-1098

Burt Brothers Cottonwood
4712 S Highland Dr., 84117
801-713-1379

Burt Brothers Downtown SLC
204 E 300 S, 84111
801-363-6741

Burt Brothers Draper
263 E 12300 S, 84020
801-553-3434

Burt Brothers Farmington
976 W. Shepard Lane, 84025
801-451-4590

Burt Brothers Highland
10918 Town Center Blvd., 84003
801-492-6300

Burt Brothers Jeremy Ranch
2730 Rasmussen Rd, 84098
435-214-4507

Burt Brothers Layton
2020 W Antelope Drive, 84041
385-442-3700

Burt Brothers Riverton
13722 S Redwood Rd., 84065
801-253-4422

Burt Brothers Sandy
9325 S 1300 E, 84094
801-207-9227

Burt Brothers Silver Summit
6343 N Pace Frontage Rd., 84098
435-940-9154

Burt Brothers Sugar House
944 E 2100 S, 84106
801-758-7395

Burt Brothers West Jordan
1618 W 9000 S, 84088
801-285-0696

Bountiful
25 S 500 W
Bountiful, Utah 84010

Cottonwood
4546 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117

Draper
1022 E Draper Parkway
Draper, Utah 84020

Fort Union
2284 Fort Union Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

Herriman
4689 W 12600 S
Riverton, Utah 84065

Kaysville
320 N Main St,
Kaysville, UT 84037

Kearns
3725 W 5400 S
Kearns, Utah 84118

Millcreek
4546 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117

Murray
4745 S State Street
Murray, Utah 84107

Riverton
2158 W 12600 S
Riverton, Utah 84065

Salt Lake City
178 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Salt Lake City (9th)
924 S 300 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Salt Lake City (Highland)
3120 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Salt Lake City (Olympus)
2002 E 330 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109

Sandy
8835 S 700
Sandy, Utah 84070

South Jordan
10227 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, Utah 84095

Tooele
855 N Main St
Tooele, Utah 84074

West Jordan
3176 W 7800
West Jordan, Utah 84107

West Valley City
3557 S 5600 W
West Valley City, Utah 84120

West Valley City
2830 W 3500 S
West Valley City, Utah 84088

CJ’s Pit Stop is a mobile tire shop that will come to you for sticker program tire inspection. Inspections are by appointment only.

4WD/AWD Vehicles: 3PMSF or M+S tires with a tread depth of 5/32 minimum

2WD/FWD Vehicles: 3PMSF tires on all wheels with a tread depth of 5/32 minimum or proof of chains (chains must be in vehicle at time of inspection)

* According to Utah Code 41-6a-1636, a person may not operate a vehicle if one or more of the tires in use on the vehicle has a tread depth less than 2/32 inch measured in any two adjacent tread grooves at three equally spaced intervals around the circumference of the tire.

* Due to the challenging winter driving conditions often present in the Cottonwood Canyons, the sticker program requirement is a tire tread depth minimum of 5/32.

  • Participants will arrive at the tire shop inspection location that they signed up for and ask to have their vehicle’s tires inspected as part of the UDOT sticker program.
  • Tire shop employees will inspect tires and distribute stickers only to those that meet the requirements of the program.
  • Participants are not obligated to buy tires at the inspection locations, the tire shop is simply verifying that the tires meet the requirements of the sticker program and distributing stickers. Participants may purchase tires from any vendor they choose and then visit/return to a participating sticker inspection location for inspection.
  • If a vehicle is not properly equipped for winter driving and fails to meet the requirements of the sticker program, the driver can choose to purchase compliant tires/traction devices from a vendor of their choice or opt out of the program.

This is a completely free and voluntary program for participants, where UDOT will purchase the stickers and authorize local tire shops to distribute stickers to qualifying participants.

  • Participating businesses are not to charge sticker program participants for the inspection of the tires as part of the sticker program.
  • Tire shop employees will inspect tires and distribute stickers to those that meet the requirements of the program.
  • If a vehicle is not properly equipped for winter driving and fails to meet the requirements of the sticker program, the driver can choose to purchase compliant tires/traction devices at the business of their choice or opt out of the program.
  • Participating businesses are not to collect sticker program participant information for marketing purposes if the participant is only there for the sticker program and does not expressly give consent.

For the past two years of the sticker program, UDOT partnered with Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise, National, Alamo) to increase the amount of out-of-state visitors traveling in vehicles that are properly equipped for the winter driving conditions in the canyons. Last year, over 1,400 stickers were distributed to vehicles in the fleet that met the requirements.

Rental car company participation helps out of state visitors identify vehicles that are in compliance with Utah traction device requirements.

For this season, UDOT further expanded the program to provide more options for out of state visitors to choose rental vehicles that are approved for travel in areas that require traction devices when conditions warrant. The following rental car companies are participating in the sticker program:

Rugged Rental
Go-Rentals
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
National
Alamo

  • Receiving a sticker indicates that a vehicle’s tires have been pre-inspected for winter driving conditions.
  • The sticker program educates drivers on the proper traction devices required for winter driving conditions, and the importance of those traction devices.
  • The sticker program encourages drivers to take responsibility for preparing their vehicles for winter driving conditions prior to traveling to the canyons.
  • Participating in the program and encouraging others throughout your community networks to do the same is a small but significant way to positively impact winter roadway safety in the canyons.


UDOT provides education on the traction law and how to drive in winter weather conditions but does not have a verification process for operator abilities when the traction law is in effect.

  • All visitors should be confident in their mountain driving abilities during severe winter weather when traveling in the Cottonwood Canyons.
  • A sticker is not a verification of operator skills driving in winter weather conditions.

Having a sticker does not guarantee access to the canyons, rather it verifies the vehicle’s tires meet the required equipment standards when the traction law is in effect.

  • Vehicles may still be subject to inspection at the discretion of law enforcement.
  • Having a sticker is not a requirement for vehicle travel in the canyons and does not allow holders to enter the canyon during closures.
  • The sticker does not allow vehicles with the sticker to have priority to enter the canyons.