Cottonwood Canyon Road Drive

Cannonville, Utah

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This tour is a rainbow-hued geologic showcase that includes Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor Arch (a rare double arch), and Cottonwood Canyon, along the Cockscomb, a skywardthrusting, sawtoothed flexure in the Earth’s crust and geologic divide between two of the monument’s three components, the Grand Staircase and the Kaiparowits Plateau. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit.
Utah Byways

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Utah Byways

by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)

This tour is a rainbow-hued geologic showcase that includes Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor Arch (a rare double arch), and Cottonwood Canyon, along the Cockscomb, a skywardthrusting, sawtoothed flexure in the Earth’s crust and geologic divide between two of the monument’s three components, the Grand Staircase and the Kaiparowits Plateau. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit.

©  Tony Huegel/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Cannonville
Distance: 46
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best spring and fall
Local Contacts: Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument; Kodachrome Basin State Park
Local Maps: DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazeteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Cottonwood Canyon Road Drive

Recent Trail Reviews

5/10/2010
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Really nice trail that lets you bypass some paved roads. Coming out of Lake Powell make sure you have a full tank as there isn't anything till the end of the trial. Really beautiful scenery, sometimes you wonder if your still on earth. Good road for the first few miles then you need a stock 4x4 to get through the rest. We did see a Buick sedan farther up but he has broken something and was waiting for a tow truck. The double arch was pretty amazing



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