A motorcyclist was expected to recover after he plunged about 100 feet down the side of Big Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the 42-year-old was headed eastbound about noon up Big Cottonwood Canyon Road when his motorcycle encountered some loose gravel coming out of the S-curve. Hoyal said the rider lost control, went onto the shoulder and then plunged down the side of the canyon.
Both man and motorcycle fell about 100 feet, Hoyal said. The motorcycle got stuck in a tree, he said.