Cottonwood Canyon Road

Total Miles
38.7

Elevation

1991.25 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

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Trail Overview

Cottonwood Canyon Road is a relatively easy route that serves as a shortcut between Bryce Canyon National Park / Utah SR-12, and Lake Powell / US-89. It follows Cottonwood Canyon and the Paria River, and the canyon is the dividing line for two different sections of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. To the west is the Grand Staircase, and to the east is the Kaiparowits Plateau. The scenery is constantly changing over the course of the road, with expansive views of the canyon and rock formations.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

The northern end of the road is at the intersection with Kodachrome Basin State Park, and the southern end directly connects with the US-89 which leads to Lake Powell.