You will want shoes that are
conducive for walking in water,and
clothing that dries quickly.
Cottonwood Wash could be very
dangerous in rainy weather due to
Be careful while hiking this trail.
Falling may cause severe injury. Do
not hike if there is any chance of rain
in the area.
Make sure that you
hike with a companion. This
trail can be difficult and it is
best when you have someone
there so you can help each
other along when needed.
This trail is located 9.1 miles south of Hwy 24 on the
Notom-Bullfrog road. Trail Type
This trail is hiking only. Distance
This trail is 3 miles each direction for a total of 6 miles. Difficulty Moderate
Moderate, with some opportunities for rock scrambling,
and negotiating narrow passages.
The wash is open for about a mile and then it narrows
into the slots. Depending on the season, there may be
pools of water and obstacles along the path. The trail
requires some agility.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Cottonwood Wash Trail||38d09'57.23" N 111d05'21.75" W||38.165897||-111.089375|
Take in the views
The Cottonwood Wash may not be as noticeable from the
road, but the colorful array of red and white sandstone is
a sight that you wonít want to miss. The rocks and
formations are the result of water erosion over
thousands of years and now create a beautiful view for
hikers year round.
Get a closer look
This slot canyon will make you feel like you are
deep in the center of the earth. The narrows in
some parts are just wide enough for a person.
There dark spots in the middle of day and the
towering cliff that almost come together to
create the slot will leave a person in awe.
Do it at your own pace
This trail requires some physical strength and make sure that you
donít get so caught up in just completing it that you miss out on the
beauty along the way. Be smart while hiking through the wash and
be safe. Also make sure that you have a hiking buddy so you can
help each other along the way.