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Roads and Trails - Backpacking Hikes & Trails
Cottonwood-Marble Canyon LoopStovepipe Wells Area
Type of hike:
walk dirt road; no trail; gravel wash and cross-country; some brushy areas.
26 to 30 mile loop
Water: yes in upper Cottonwood Canyon and Deadhorse Canyon.
8 to 10 miles from Stovepipe Wells on Cottonwood Canyon Road
Vehicle needed: high-clearance to canyon mouth; 4x4 beyond
East of Sand Flat, Cottonwood Canyon, and Harris Hill 7.5 minute topos
Hike the loop by following the main dirt road to its end, then continue up the Cottonwood drainage. Below the spring, trees line a small stream but brush can be thick. In the valley above the spring, hike northeast to cross over into Deadhorse Canyon and follow it down into Marble Canyon to return to your vehicle. Potential flash flood hazard.
Backountry Road (Map)
Cottonwood & Marble CanyonsFor the first 8 miles, the road crosses Mesquite Flat and climbs a ...
MouthThe folding of the sedimentary rocks at the south end of the Grapevine Mountains is more obvious ...
CaveThis is a quite unusual cave as it does not have a ...
MegabrecciaThe limestone was being pulled apart as groundwater precipitated travertine around the ...
Faults/Springs/DepositsAt this location, there is a great deal of white travertine on the north ...
It is kind of hard to put into words what it feels like to walk through Marble Canyon. The place is ...
Upper Marble Canyon
The hike through Upper Marble Canyon begins at the junction of Marble Canyon and ...
Cottonwood Canyon is really divided into two different sections, ...