Dancing with Cottonwood Creek Professional Review and Guide
"This 22-mile spur-and-loop combination encompasses a wide array of terrain types and riding surfaces, including steep pitches of loose rock, sand, wet and rocky creek bottom, graded gravel, double-track of packed sediments and embedded cobbles, faint dirt double-track, and cattle trail. It is aerobically and technically moderate in difficulty; the biggest challenge is staying on the route.
Listen for the melodic call of western meadowlarks early on, as you ascend and then traverse a gorgeous, piñon pine–studded bench at the base of a high rimrock ridge; watch for cactus thorns as you follow the cow path in the 7.5-mile range. About 18 miles into the ride, Stevens Canyon Road becomes indisinguishable from the North Cottonwood Creek wash (this may have been a temporary situation, however, and fixed by the time you get there). General location: 60 miles southwest of Moab."