Cottonwood Wash Trail

Blanding, Utah 84511

Cottonwood Wash Trail

Cottonwood Wash Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail commences at the junction of FR 106 and FR 095, near the west end of Southeast #39: Blue Mountains Road, and it heads south through pine forest toward Blanding. It winds through forest before descending to join Cottonwood Wash. There is a section of shelf road, but it is wide enough to allow two vehicles to pass fairly easily. The trail surface is good in dry weather, but should not be attempted in wet weather as it would be very hard for even good mud tires to get an adequate grip.

Special Attractions: Scenic descent from the Manti-La Sal National Forest to Cottonwood Wash; Can be combined with a choice of other forest roads to make a loop drive. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
May to November
5,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,800 feet
Top Elevation
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Chippean Rocks, Cream Pots, Mancos Jim Butte, Black Mesa Butte, Blanding
Local Maps

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Jul 2018