Cottonwood Pass

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Cottonwood Pass Trail will take you on a journey through the southern end of the Red Rock National Conservation Area, Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, and BLM land that will have you knocking on the door of the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, NV within a few hours. High clearance helps to maneuver through the rocks and seasonal washouts. Two side trails to the east lead to high overlooks of the desert floor below, providing amazing views of Las Vegas in the distance. These are the best locations for camping on the trail. A rock fire ring is present for your use at both lookout areas. While the Red Rock National Conservation Area's main scenic drive now requires a timed entry permit, Cottonwood Pass does not.