Cottonwood Canyon Road

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Travel along the trail of the early settlers, and discover petroglyphs, all while taking in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Canyon Road. This easy desert trail runs along the rugged western edge of the San Rafael Swell, traveling past natural rock formations that were used to help guide travelers ... Read More
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Highlights of Cottonwood Canyon Road

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Overland Category Icon Overland
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
5310 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
BLM 3459
Nearest Town
Green River
Nearest Services
Green River
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Price Field Office

Overview

Travel along the trail of the early settlers, and discover petroglyphs, all while taking in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Canyon Road. This easy desert trail runs along the rugged western edge of the San Rafael Swell, traveling past natural rock formations that were used to help guide travelers following the Old Spanish Trail. Head Rock is one of those, and even though it's all-natural, it looks as if it was chiseled by hand a long time ago. Ancient history prevails with amazing petroglyphs that you have to earn the view seeing the Native American artwork up close by taking a short hike and having a keen eye. Take your time and find all the hidden art pieces, but please do not touch them. Connecting this route with Green River Cutoff and then Buckhorn Draw Road makes an easy all-day historic landmark tour through The Swell.

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38 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
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