Cottonwood Road

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Out & Back

No width limit

County Roads

rocky Trail

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50" Vehicle

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There are a variety of options for lodging, camping, restaurants, fuel and groceries in Kanab, 47 miles from the trailhead. There are no services along the Cottonwood Road. Tropic has lodging, food and supplies at the end of your ride.
No width limits. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
Maintained county roads can become impassable in inclement weather.
The main routes have adequate signage.
Garfield Memorial Hospital 200 N 400 E Panguitch UT 84759 435-676-8811 or the Kane County Hospital 355 N. Main, Kanab, UT 84741 EMERGENCY Dial 9-1-1
Sheriff: Kane County Sheriff: Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or Non-Emergency Dispatch: (435) 644-2349 Garfield County Sheriff: Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or Non-Emergency (435) 676-2678 We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA)
Cottonwood Canyon is a 50-mile road from US 89 east of Kanab to Highway 12 at Cannonville. It provides access to numerous Jeep trails and hiking trails, as well as Candyland, Grosvenor Arch and The Cockscomb.

It took us four hours to drive this road from Highway 89 to our stop in Tropic. Tropic serves as a great destination at the end of the trail where you will find lodging, restaurant, and fuel.

We would rate this as an intermediate trail because of the distance and proximity to services. Take plenty of water, spare tire/tools and let people know where you are going/when you plan to return. Most of the trail is a maintained county road but there are some rocky sections and wash-boarding is common if it’s been a while since the road has been graded.

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The trailhead is right off of Highway 89 and has plenty of room to park your trailer to offload your machine.
This segment of the trail is a “otherworldly” landscape of red cliffs and rolling purple hills.
Grosvenor Arch is one of the more unique formations on this trail and a definite stop you will want to take.
Kodachrome Basin State Park is just a short ways down the road from here.
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