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Motorcycles approach with vare

This road with a dirt bike and knobby tires would be no problem, however, I road a street bike with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David B
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Not for the faint of heart!

After reading about the beautiful Cottonwood Canyon Road drive and getting assurance from a park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cottonwood Canyon Road, Big Water to Cannonville, 48 miles, Kanab, UT 84741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This road with a dirt bike and knobby tires would be no problem, however, I road a street bike with street tires through it and would not recommend unless you are a strong rider with sand skill. The scenery is beautiful but literally could not...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading about the beautiful Cottonwood Canyon Road drive and getting assurance from a park ranger that our little Nissan Versa non-4 wheel drive rental could navigate the road, we took off! WOW! What a surprise! Lot's of ups and downs and sandy areas. The...More

1  Thank NHTravelkat_11
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A definite must if visiting Salt Lake City, as it is just a 10 minute drive from the city and the scenic byway provides some amazing views and hikes. Worth stopping at Solitude, Silver Lake and then continuing to Midway.

Thank pekk
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Cottonwood Narrows is a short slot canyon along Cottonwood Canyon Road in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. It's an easygoing walk in a narrow, sandy-bottomed wash. You can return in the narrows or hike back on the road, although you might regret that choice with...More

2  Thank Cardinalis
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Drove a Nissan Armada from Cannonville to Page with no problems. I would have felt comfortable driving it with a smaller car, but the added clearance was comforting. There was no water in the road when we drove it, but can see why it should...More

1  Thank Ewf173
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This county maintained road is very beautiful but the places just off it are even better. Candy land is the prettiest spot along the road. Allow at least two hours for driving time one way

Thank Steve N
Reviewed May 26, 2018

must see - must take time to get out and hike - not strenuous - but awesome - as always - bring water and appropriate clothing - bugs / snakes were not an issue

Thank David B
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Beautiful drive with amazing rock formations and a lovely slot canyon. The best formations are at the north end of the Canyon hike.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The drive on Cottonwood Canyon Road has to be one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the country. Be sure to have a high-clearance vehicle and a bit of patience because it can be slow going at some points. We hiked 2 trails (Cottonwood...More

3  Thank Chewysmom111
Reviewed April 18, 2018

First of all, it is recommended to drive this canyon from Cannonville to Big Water (North to South and down hill) Secondly, the gravel road is well maintained as long as you don't decide to drive it during a flash flood... Most important, it is...More

1  Thank agrant1942
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March 5, 2017|
Response from Juozis | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I don't think you can get much information about the condition of the road, because it's a gravel road and it can suddenly get pretty extreme after heavy rain. We had a 4x4 vehicle so it was pretty easy to get through... More
June 6, 2015|
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Response from Laurel A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Cottonwood is part of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument and is overseen by the BLM. Allll the 1.9 million acres of GSENM is open camping - the area along Cottonwood-Skutumpah has a number of... More