Cottonwood Creek Road

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Cottonwood Creek Road is an out-and-back trail following Cottonwood Creek up through the Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area with access to dispersed campsites and two trailheads. Cataract Gulch Trailhead is located just 1.3 miles into the trail, and the Cuba Gulch Trailhead is found at the very end. Dispersed campsites are scattered along the trail with one featuring a vintage truck cab and others overlooking Cottonwood Creek, where it has carved down the rock. Although the beginning of the road is well-maintained after the first mile and a half, the surface becomes rougher with short climbs. This trail is a great spur for those trying to find camping off the busy Cinnamon Pass.