Cottonwood Trail is quite far from the nearest urban center and hiking along this trail is very enjoyable. For the duration of the summertime months at Cottonwood Trail temperatures are generally in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 60's. All through the wintertime the highs are typically in the 20's, and night lows in the 0's for Cottonwood Trail. From a precipitation point of view Cottonwood Trail is a relatively typical spot. Through June this area sees the most rain, and the driest month is January.