OverviewLittle Baldy is a subpeak to Logan Peak in the Bear River Range of northern Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Ascending to 8,780 feet, Little Baldy, though nearly 1,000 feet shorter to its more famous neighbor to the east, holds its own on the skyline directly above Cache Valley. From the southern portions of the valley near the mountain, Little Baldy hides Logan Peak from view. Situated directly below Little Baldy to the West is Temple Baldy. To the south, directly across Providence Canyon is Big Baldy, the most impressive of the Bear River Baldys. This family of Baldys predictably get there names from the lack of trees upon their tops. Any summit of Logan Peak is incomplete without a short side trip down to Little and Temple Baldys, especially considering the fact that you cannot drive OHVs onto the Baldys. Beautiful views of Cache Valley, Providence Canyon, and Logan Dry Canyon abound from the summit.
From the town of Providence go south on 100 East. This will turn into Canyon Road and will start to turn to the east. Eventually it will head up Providence Canyon and it will continue for about 3 miles past the forest boundary to a quarry. From there the road becomes a 4WD trail and leads to the top of the canyon. From there turn north and follow Millville Peak Road (F.R. 168) for 1.3 miles where you will turn west onto Logan Peak Road (F.R. 042). After 2.5 miles you will have reached the top. You can also access Little Baldy via Welches Flat Road (F.R. 152), which splits from Providence Canyon Road (F.R.022) about 1.5 miles east of the old quarry. From that junction to the beginning of the Syncline Trail (029) below Little Baldy is approximately 3.5 miles. Be warned it is highly recommended that you have an ATV or very high clearance for these roads as the conditions are poor, especially near the top of Providence Canyon and on Welches Flat Road.
Red TapeLittle Baldy is situated in the Cache National Forest and there are no fees to access it at this time. However, SP user Mtybumpo's page on Logan Peak has this to say:
Millville Canyon jeep road. This is a terrible road.
It took over four hours to do the 22 miles round
trip. It can probably be hiked from Providence
Canyon in about the same amount of time (8 m.r.t;
Dry Canyon has NO water in it so you will need to bring your own. There is one spring along the main trail as it heads over the ridge towards Logan Canyon. It is possible to get water there but it is quite far out of your way. This is after you should leave the trail to go to the peak.
Avalanches are common in Dry Canyon as the canyon walls are quite steep. There is also great danger on the North and East sides of the peak.There was a cross country skier killed in dry canyon a few years ago by an avalache and on December 24, 2008 two snowmobilers were killed on the east face of the peak in a massive avalanche.
for current conditions check out the Utah Avalanche Center.
High winds are also quite common on Logan Peak."