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Cottonwood Lakes Loop


Itinerary

Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead
11.6 mi • 2,400 ft gain
Soldier Lake
10.6 mi • 1,000 ft gain
Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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Jun 30 – Sep 15

Limited number of permits available.

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Online reservations

Opens6 months ahead7 AM PT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PDT
6 months ahead – day of
Book online
Passed Advance release: 6 months ahead at 7 AM PT
Last-minute release: 2 weeks ahead at 7 AM PDT
Book online

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit application:

Permit TypeOvernight
Entry PointCottonwood Pass
Exit PointCottonwood Lakes
1st night Camp AreaSEKI - Rock Creek

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