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Baby Head

 3.0 (2)

Length


1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


352' 107 m

Ascent

-13' -4 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

4,903' 1,494 m

High

4,564' 1,391 m

Low

Shared By Brendan Ross

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This arterial trail connects to the best of Lost Dog's hillside and ridgeline hikes.

Brendan Ross

Dogs Unknown

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Stretching from Lost Dog's center along arroyos and flatland, Baby Head is a steady climb to the northeast corner of the trail system, with numerous turnoffs to some of the best the foothills have to offer.

From the west, Baby Head departs the Espina and Broke Back hills along an arroyo. The climb is gradual and easy for the first half mile. As the trail leaves the arroyo and turns northeast bound, it passes the exit for Little Moab. From this point on, Baby Head transits open spaces, passing through ocotillos and cacti. A faintly marked connection to Broke Back splits off to the west. Refer to the map for helping finding this route, as it is not depicted on satellite views.

The trail continues to meander up the foothills for a half mile before intersecting with Lechugilla Trail and finally Grim Road, its northern end point.

Flora & Fauna

The Franklins are filled with desert wildlife and you'll have the chance to see all sorts of plants and animals on a hike. Vegetation is best during the rainy months around summer when the desert blooms and the plants turn green. Jackrabbits, lizards and roadrunners are common, occasionally snakes will be on or near the trail. Watch for rattlers and give them a wild berth. If you get caught out past sundown, you may hear a few coyotes. Their howls are unnerving, but they generally leave people alone.

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Mar 16, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Hiked only a section of the trail to the intersection with Broke Back Trail — 0h 25m

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#461

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