Home to the World’s Biggest Beagle

World’s Biggest Beagle, St. Gertrudes Chapel, Cottonwood Butte

Year Established: 1962

Population: ~900

Elevation: ~3,497′

Average Temperature: Summer 68F
Winter 30F

The world’s biggest beagle marks your arrival in Cottonwood. Stop by Dog Bark Park and say “hello” to chainsaw artists Dennis and Frances, known for their whimsical wooden carvings of dogs. You can even stay in the most unique bed and breakfast, the “big dog,” known as Sweet Willy. The chapel at the Monastery of St. Gertrude is one of the most ornate in the state and is on the National Register of Historic Places. In winter, visit Cottonwood Butte Ski Area.

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