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Cottonwood Trail 120

Basics
Location:
South of Payson
Length:
4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
2200 feet to 3800 feet
Elevation Change:
1600 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Fall - Spring

Description

From the Frazier Trailhead, the trail meanders over low ridges and through drainages until it drops into Cottonwood Canyon. Then it goes up the canyon and junctions with FR 341 that serves as the trail. Turn left onto FR 341 and travel south for approximately 1.5 miles. The trail takes off from the road to the south and continues to follow Cottonwood Canyon. After approximately 3 miles, the trail reaches the southern terminus at FR 83.

Details

Location:
South of Payson
Length:
4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
2200 feet to 3800
Elevation Change:
1600
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Fall - Spring
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Theodore Roosevelt Dam, Pinyon Mountain, Two Bar Mountain
Additional Details:
Tonto National Forest
Tonto Basin Ranger Station
HC02 Box 4800
Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone (928) 467-3200

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Southern Trailhead:
Forest Road 83 - From Roosevelt Dam, take State Highway 188 southeast approximately 6 miles. Turn right (southwest) onto FR 83 and drive approximately 3.3 miles to the trail connection. The trail begins on the north side of the road. A 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is necessary for the last 2 miles to the trailhead.

Northern Trailhead:
Frazier TH - From Roosevelt Dam, take State Highway 188 for 2 miles southeast to Forest Road (FR) 173. This road is on the south side the of highway and just west of a power substation.

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