Cottonwood Canyon Road

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Green River, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 05/11/2022

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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 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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