Re: driving to trailhead

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Posted by forrest(not Gump) on November 04, 2002 at 17:42:04:

In Reply to: driving to trailhead posted by george on November 04, 2002 at 11:57:27:

George- I did the whole 12 miles back to the canyon entrance in a small rental car a year or two back. The NPS consider this to be a 2WD road up to the canyon entrance, but the road is very rough and rocky. It starts as sand near the Stovepipe airstrip, and turn rocky, then drops down into the cobble and boulder strewn wash, which is the road from that point on. My buddy (the one who rented the car) was white as a sheet, and cringing with every rock we hit. I probably wouldn't recommend it in a low clearance rental. This isn't to say it can't be done, just be warned, it is no graded gravel road. At the canyon mouth the road drops sharply into the main wash and you will have to stop and walk from here. The canyon is impressive with mud splashed 20 feet up the walls, wouldn't want to be there in a storm. Cottonwood and Marble Canyons are even better for exploring, maybe my favorite spot in the park!

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