Storm Mountain is a small park in Big Cottonwood Canyon that is popular for group meetings and picnics. The mountains in this area are composed of a combination of quartzites and shale. Quartzites is metamorphic rock composed of sandstone. Shale is a metamorphic rock composed of shales and clays (from the bottom of lakes and seas). Storm Mountain is also a popular climbing area with a variety of routes for beginning through intermediate climber.
The Storm Mountain area includes an ampitheatre built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and has one of the first power plants built in the Western United States. A water plant in the park pipes water to a working generator below the park. The plaque on the building claims the power plant was built in 1895 and that it was one of the first plants to generate an alternating current.