Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides  • Lower Hackberry Canyon, UT  • Grosvenor Arch, UT  • Round Valley Draw, UT
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
User avatar
georgesteel
Posts: 7
Joined: Dec 13 2003 10:31 am
City, State: Perth, Scotland

Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by georgesteel » Sep 13 2018 11:23 am

I was wondering if any one has used the Cottonwood Canyon Road between 89 and Cannonville UT. recently?
What condition is it in?
George
Scotland UK.

User avatar
joebartels
Posts: 7020
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by joebartels » Sep 13 2018 11:38 am

road map for the curious as I researched applicable links for the topic
[ Cottonwood Canyon Road 400 :: map ]
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

User avatar
azbackpackr
Posts: 8125
Joined: Jan 21 2006 6:46 am
City, State: Flag-summer-Needles-winter

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 13 2018 4:42 pm

@georgesteel
2 years ago. I drove only as far as Grosvenor Arch. It was a well-graded dirt road.
Attachments
DSCN1214 (2).JPG
Last edited by azbackpackr on Sep 13 2018 4:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

User avatar
AZWanderingBear
Posts: 41
Joined: Jan 23 2008 9:10 am
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by AZWanderingBear » Sep 13 2018 9:16 pm

This is a link to the Grand Staircase Escalante Rod Conditions Report which is sporadically updated. https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/news/roa ... ions.htm Just note that they routinely overestimate the difficulty of road conditions.

I've driven it end to end numerous times. Cottonwood is well maintained and passable by 2WD with moderate clearance unless there has been significant recent rain. Currently it is passable. It's a very pleasant drive and a great short cut.
All you have is your fire...
And the place you need to reach

User avatar
georgesteel
Posts: 7
Joined: Dec 13 2003 10:31 am
City, State: Perth, Scotland

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by georgesteel » Sep 15 2018 8:03 am

@azbackpackr
Thanks for the info. Your photo reminds us of the first time we went down the road in 1997 in a Ford Escort and met a herd.

@AZWanderingBear
We will check at Big Water visitor centre before trying it as we have ended up with a Two wheel drive Ford Edge.

Many Thanks for the replies.

User avatar
georgesteel
Posts: 7
Joined: Dec 13 2003 10:31 am
City, State: Perth, Scotland

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by georgesteel » Sep 17 2018 7:53 pm

Update on Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Really good recently graded, passed at least three saloon cars on the road.

BLM have it as 2WD HC sandy at north end.

User avatar
mazatzal
Posts: 426
Joined: Jul 28 2004 2:18 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

Post by mazatzal » Sep 17 2018 9:54 pm

@georgesteel Have a great trip, love Perth, great sailing memories as a kid.

Post Reply

Return to “Road Conditions”


cron