The trail leading to Cleetwood Cove begins along East Rim Drive approximately four and a half miles east of North Junction. The route begins on the right side of Rim Drive at an elevation 6,850. It descends steeply using switchbacks on an 11% grade. The track ends one mile from the trailhead at an elevation of 6,176 feet.
Directions from North Entrance Station: Drive southward on the park road several miles to North Junction. Turn left on East Rim Drive and travel 4.5 eastward to the trailhead.
Mid-July through Early September .