TRAIL BEGINS: At head of Cottonwood Creek 0.5 miles above Spruce Creek
TRAIL ENDS: At the North Fork of Spread Creek near Split Rock Creek.
ATTRACTIONS: This trail connects Cottonwood Creek and Spread Creek drainages.
Caution: portions of the access road are very rough and subject to washouts and flooding during rainstorms. It may not be passable to motor vehicles. It becomes treacherous when wet so get out if it looks like rain is coming.
Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north and make a right on Gros Ventre Road. Follow Gros Ventre Road east past the bridge over the river at Upper Slide Lake to Gunsight Pass junction. Bear right and follow main road into Cottonwood Creek drainage. Bear left at Cottonwood Creek/Fish Creek junction and follow jeep road along Cottonwood Creek until it becomes a trail. Follow this trail to junction at mouth of Maverick Creek and beginning of trail.
June through October .