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|Baby Steps Loop
The Baby Steps trail is a loop route that forks off the Klondike Bluffs trail. Or it can be used as a longer, more technical climb to Klondike Bluffs. Some sections of the trail are quite technical. The trails narrow track, loose sidewalls, and occasional technical spots give the trail an advanced rating. Elevation change is 1200 feet, but you'll do some up-and-down riding on the singletrack climb. The ride's highlight is a fun downhill as you fly back down into Little Valley to complete the loop.
|Riding notes for the loop, South Trailhead:
0.0 From upper parking, east over cattleguard
N38 46.417 W109 42.735
0.8 Fork left on DT Copper Ridge Road
N38 46.997 W109 43.072
1.7 Fork R on ST Baby Steps South
N38 47.545 W109 43.603
Climb through slickrock area
2.1 Straight uphill (EKG crosses)
Option = Sidestep North
N38 47.741 W109 43.285
2.2 Stay in wash (R = Sidestep S)
N38 47.832 W109 43.171
2.6 Trail veers R, N 38° 48.02' W 109° 42.88'
3.5 Slickrock, fork L following marks
N38 47.958 W109 42.584
(R = connect to Klondike)
3.9 L on ST, N 38° 48.28' W 109° 42.69'
5.1 Back at DT, fork L
N 38° 48.41' W 109° 42.77'
5.3 Straight (L = UFO)
N38 48.502 W109 42.903
6.1 Fork L to join Klondike trail
N38 48.578 W109 42.373
6.2 Keep straight N38 48.656 W109 42.260
6.6 Keep R and descend
N38 48.817 W109 42.085
6.8 Fork L in valley N38 48.811 W109 41.871
8.2 Fork L and climb hill N38 49.310 W109 43.045
8.8 Top of hill, R on DT (L = Little Salty)
N38 49.102 W109 43.371
9.9 Fork L onto ST downhill (St = Mega Steps)
N38 49.480 W109 43.797
10.8 Cross EKG, keep straight
N38 48.964 W109 44.612
11.1 Fork L on DT Copper Ridge Rd
N38 48.804 W109 44.837
12.1 Straight (L= Little Salty)
N38 48.180 W109 44.195
13.0 Straight (L=Baby Steps)
N38 47.545 W109 43.603
13.9 Stay R on DT N38 46.997 W109 43.072
14.7 Back at parking
Getting there: Starting at the Colorado River, drive 15 miles north from Moab. Look for a turnout on the right. There will usually be cars parked there. GPS N 38° 44.452' W 109° 44.037' Go through the gate and drive 2.6 miles. Keep left at the fork. At 2.7 miles, park your car at the gate and begin your ride by crossing the cattleguard.
Copyright 2009 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Trail conditions and layout may change without notice. Use this guide at your own risk.