South Cottonwood Canyon - Chaffee County, Colorado
Photos of Mountain & Scenery From Our Drive Inside South Cottonwood Canyon
South Cottonwood Canyon is one of the lesser known canyons in the
Sawatch Range to the west - all the more reason to
create a photo gallery to honor it!
Where is it? South Cottonwood Canyon is a horizontal
slither between Chalk Creek Canyon and "Cottonwood Canyon."
In simple terms, South Cottonwood Canyon is located west of
Buena Vista and home to Spring Canyon Conference Center,
Cottonwood Lake and an above-timberline region known as Mineral Basin.
Directions - To enter the canyon, travel
five miles west on Chaffee County Road 306
(West Main Street) from the Buena Vista traffic light -
as if you were traveling to
Cottonwood Pass. Approximately five miles west. Make a left on Chaffee County Road 344 and travel in the canyon.
Local Kent Naegele took me for a drive in his truck up the canyon.
We drove as far as we could until the snow was too much to drive through.
Immediately below are our photos.
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