Cottonwood Creek – FS8337

Total Miles
7.3

Elevation

2845.6 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

fall, summer

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Trail Overview

This is a primitive trail that runs between Continental Divide/Upper Ruby Road (FS100) and Gravelly Range Road (FS290). The trail climbs from the valley to an elevation of 9,323 feet gaining almost 3,000 feet. Like most trails in the area this one does not disappoint as the views are fantastic. Keep your eye out for cows, deer, elk, wolves and bears. There are many meadows and areas with food/protection for them. These areas also have many springs that are active. The trail does intersect with another similar primitive trail that is an opportunity to explore. NOTE: This area is closed from April 30 - June 30 for Elk calving.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4