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Cottonwood Saddle Trail #386 - Whetstones, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,167 feet
Elevation Gain 1,014 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,027 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.62
Interest Seasonal Creek
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5  2012-12-01
Cottonwood Saddle
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  7:01am - 6:11pm
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Cottonwood Saddle Trail #386 - Whetstones is a 2.2 mile one way hike with 1,027 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 20 miles west-northwest of Tombstone Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: Seldom traveled spur trail off the Guindani Trail which continues up Guindani Canyon then climbs gently to Cottonwood Saddle between Cottonwood Peak and East Peak.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Access via Guindani Trail from Karchner Caverns State Park trailhead.
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