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[B] Baby Jesus / Madonna and Child / Petroglyph Loop

Baby Jesus / Madonna and Child / Petroglyph Loop. Rating: B. Pace: Moderate [97, 08:00 AM, $4]. The hike begins at the Corral and heads to the beginning of the Baby Jesus Trail across the Sutherland Wash. Hikers follow the trail on the east side of the Baby Jesus Ridge 4 miles to a rock grouping which has the appearance of the Madonna and Child. Following a short backtrack, a spur at (N 32 26 55.4 W110 51 24.2) begins a connecting trail to a grouping of 1200 year-old petroglyphs. This portion of the trail, about a mile, is unmaintained, requiring moderate bushwacking in places. Views south to the Catalinas are beautiful. A hike back along the Sutherland Wash trail system completes the loop. Hike 8.7 miles; trailhead elevation 3234 feet; net elevation change 527 feet; accumulated gain 1417 feet; RTD 12 miles (dirt). A medium to high clearance vehicle is required for driving on the Forest Service road beyond N. Equestrian Trail.  This hike is on or crosses Arizona State Trust Land: The Arizona Land Department's trust management responsibilities include requiring a permit or lease and charging a fee for use of Trust land. Please note that Trust Land is private (not public) and requires a recreation permit for hiking which can be obtained through the state land department.
Friday, March 8, 2024, 8:00 AM
Golder Ranch Road

Additional Info:
Bill Bender
B Hike
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Arrive at Mountainview parking lot 5 minutes before departure.
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Available Slots:
No Fee