Mountain Biking: Grand Staircase Region

Grand Staircase

Kaiparowits Plateau

Escalante Canyons

  • Cedar Wash Loop
  • Nipple Loop
  • Smoky Mountain
  • Fifty-Mile Bench
  • Egypt
  • Wolverine

mountain bike iconRoute: Cottonwood Canyon

7.5' Maps: Lower Coyote Springs, Horse Flat, Butler Valley, Slick Rock Bench

Distance: About 40 miles from Highway 89 to Kodachrome Basin State Park (an additional 6 miles to Cannonville); some steep climbs

Description: Access the Cockscomb and lower Cottonwood Canyon from Highway 89 or Highway 12. This is a well traveled road; the ride is easier if you start at Kodachrome Basin and go south.

Attractions: Interesting geologic formations and shady cottonwood groves.

Cottonwood Canyon

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners Logo Glen Canyon Natural History Association

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