Bureau of Land Management, Utah.
Cottonwood Trail is a 10-mile roundtrip out-and-back hiking and equestrian trail on the southwest side of Kanab, UT. The trail slopes up and down several drainages as it weaves through the foothills at the base of the Vermilion Cliffs. As it passes through pinion and juniper trees, Cottonwood trail provides a great opportunity to enjoy native plants and wildlife.
Cottonwood Trail is open to foot and horse traffic only; bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed. Dogs are welcome, but their waste must be packed out. The trailhead offers a graveled parking area, an informational kiosk, and a small picnic area with a table and grill, but no other amenities. For more information and detailed maps, visit the Kanab Visitor Center (BLM) in Kanab, UT.
Cottonwood Trail is primarily clay based. Please refrain from using the trail when it is wet or snow covered to protect the trail surface.
From the intersection of Highway 89 and Highway 89A in Kanab, UT, travel south on Highway 89A for 0.9 miles to Kanab Creek Drive. Turn right onto Kanab Creek Drive, and follow it for 1.9 miles to Stansfield Drive. Turn right onto Stansfield Drive, and continue 0.5 miles to the trailhead.