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Quick Facts

Cottonwood Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate This trail is overgrown, thus making several portions hard to locate.
Elevation Gain: 2,960 Feet (922.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,760 Feet (2730.7 Meters)
Length: 3.2 Miles (5.33 Kilometers) to intersection with Little Red Creek Trail
Trail Number: 3057
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Ferry Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: Just off U.S. Hwy. 89 at the mouth of Cottonwood Creek.

TRAIL ENDS: At intersection with Little Red Creek Trail at the ridge between Deadhorse and Ferry Peaks.

ATTRACTIONS: This trail has access to high ridges of Snake River Range and drainages beyond. From the ridge between Ferry and Deadhorse Peaks there are spectacular views of surrounding area.

Directions from Jackson: Follow U.S. Hwy. 89 south past Hoback Junction approximately 22 miles to Cottonwood Creek. Pull off on unimproved dirt road and park along one of several spurs. Trail roughly follows drainage for first 1.5 miles then climbs steeply to approx. midpoint of slope before turning North northwest and contouring along to head of Cottonwood Creek and ridge crest.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: July through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Cottonwood Creek (south) Trail
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Stock Packing

Related Activities
Little Red Creek Trail - This trail has access to high ridges of Snake River Range and drainages beyond. There are spectacular views of surrounding areas.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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