Cottonwood Mountain Trail 66

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Distance8.4mi
Elevation Gain6,546ft
Trailhead Elevation3,675ft
Top7,268ft
Elevation Min/Max3670/7268ft
Elevation Start/End3675/3675ft

Cottonwood Mountain Trail 66

Cottonwood Mountain Trail #66 is a hiking trail in Graham County, Arizona. It is within Santa Teresa Wilderness Area, North Santa Teresa Wilderness Area, and Coronado National Forest. It is 8.4 miles long and begins at 3,675 feet altitude. The Fourmile Spring and Kane Spring can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Sand Tank reservoir. This trail connects with the following: Forest Road 677.

Cottonwood Mountain Trail #66 Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike to a mountaintop in the Santa Teresa Mountains, 3.5 miles one way.

The trail splits early in the ascent; hikers can select either track because they come together again 50 yards uphill. The path then makes a beeline up the slope, followed by numerous switchbacks as the mountainside steepens. The trail tops out on the crest of the ridge amid a once and future forest of ponderosa and Chihuahua pines that has received a temporary setback by the fire. The burn spared few of the trees, and grasses are beginning to take advantage of the newly available sunlight to create temporary meadows among the snags. For better views, follow the trail northward along a spur ridge."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Santa Teresa Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS Buford Hill, Jackson Mountain
Local Maps

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Nov 2018