1)Silver City, UT mining area 2) Top of Middle Canyon, Oquihhr Mtns. 3) Classic Cruisers 4) Canadian BJ (lifted), and a Japanese BJ70 (stock and owned by a 20-something yr old female from CA). 5) 3.4 Toyota Diesel-powered Canadian truck
How was Cottonwood Canyon Rd? I wanted to go through there on the Thursday before Labor Day but it was closed. Supposedly road was washed out and "300lb" boulders blocking the road. We ended up taking Skutumpah Rd to Cannonville instead and drove down to the arch from the north.
Well, Cottonwood (we later found out) was still closed. The cones and signs were pushed off the road when we hit dirt at about 830 pm. There were many, many washouts along the road, especially near the Paria River. 4 Lo was required a time or two to climb out of the washouts. In some areas the road was barely wide enough for the 80. Numerous boulders... Tire size and smaller, littered the middle 1/3rd of the road. Much caution was needed coming around blind corners... Especially at night It actually made for a fantastic trip down Cottonwood, we had the road to ourselves until we passed 2 ADV riders poaching the road the next am. Closure signs were in place from the north.