|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
|Duration:||About 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||East|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Florence|
|Official Road Name:||Cottonwood Canyon Road|
|Management Agency:||Arizona State Trust Department and Gila District Bureau of Lang Management|
|District:||Gila Ranger District|
Cottonwood Canyon Road serves as one of the entrances to a very popular OHV area commonly referred to as Florence Junction. This expansive area is littered with old mining claims, mine tailings, hieroglyphic writings, mine shafts, and beautiful scenic views.
The staging area at the trailhead is very large and is the usual spot to air down tires, disconnect sway bars, and unload vehicles on trailers. On busy weekends it can be quite congested. Depending on weather conditions the staging area can be muddy and rutted or very dusty. Please Tread Lightly and park responsibly so others may use the staging area. Locally, the staging area is commonly referred to as, "Cottonwood," or "The flagpole."