Hike to West Cottonwood Springs Trail

Rate this Adventure 1.6 miles 781 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Scenic hike up the mountain side to a spring in the desert surrounded by cottonwood trees. Very nice views of the mountains and the valley.

Start your hike from the west cottonwood trail parking lot and ascend through some nice desert vegetation. The trail is rather rocky and has lots of loose rocks so step carefully. You'll pass by the old copper mine and then proceeded up the steep arroyo to the spring and cottonwood trees for very good views. To get back to the trailhead, you can loop onto the Agave Loop Trail for a 1.9 mile loop or head back the way you came for a 1.6 mile out-and-back.

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