Cottonwood Trail 120


From the Frazier Trailhead, the trail meanders over low ridges and through drainages until it drops into Cottonwood Canyon. Then it goes up the canyon and junctions with FR 341 that serves as the trail. Turn left onto FR 341 and travel south for approximately 1.5 miles. The trail takes off from the road to the south and continues to follow Cottonwood Canyon. After approximately 3 miles, the trail reaches the southern terminus at FR 83.

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Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, pack it in pack it out. Closed to all motor vehicles. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information


North End: Frazier TH: From Roosevelt Dam, take State Highway 188 for 2 miles southeast to Forest Road (FR) 173. This road is on the south side of the highway and just west of a power substation. South End: Forest Road 83: >From Roosevelt Dam, take State Highway 188 southeast approximately 6 miles. Turn right (southwest) onto FR 83 and drive approximately 3.3 miles to the trail connection. The trail begins on the north side of the road. A 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is necessary for the last 2 miles to the trailhead. 4-wheel-drive recommended on FR 83 and FR 341.


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Trail offers easy access to Sonoran Desert vegetation and cottonwood-willow riparian vegetation. The upper segment of this trail is part of the Arizona Trail.
Fire InformationMinimize campfire impacts
Elevation descHighest: 3,800 feet. Lowest: 2,200 feet.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Elevation : 
Highest: 3,800 feet.Lowest: 2,200 feet. - 3,800 feet