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south cottonwood Trailhead

The South Cottonwood Trail begins at the end of Forest Road 10050. The South Fork of South Cottonwood Trail provides quick access into the high country, and provides a good view of Menace Falls. The South Cottonwood Creek Trail provides access to the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail.


From the Town of Daniel, Wyoming, head south on United States Highway 189 (US 189) for approximately 1 mile, and then turn right onto Cottonwood-Ryegrass Road/Country Road (CR) 117. Follow CR-117 for approximately 13.7 miles, and then turn right onto North Cottonwood Road/CR 129. Follow CR 129 for approximately 9.3, and then turn left onto Bureau of Land Management (BLM)/South Cottonwood Connector Road. Follow the BLM road for approximately 1.7 miles where you will then enter the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the road name changes to Wyoming Range/Forest Service Road (FS) 10046. Follow FS 10046 for 1.3 miles and bear right at the fork getting onto FS 10050. Follow FS 10050 for approximately 5 miles to the end of the road to access South Cottonwood Trailhead.

Approximate Travel details from the Town of Daniel: 32 miles, 65 minutes.

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