Bad Hair Day

5/5 (3 reviews)
Escondida, New Mexico (Socorro County)
Last Updated: 01/30/2021
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Highlights

The BLM-administered areas of the Quebradas have 4WD trails ranging in difficulty from "mild to wild." Known to local offroaders as a test of driver and vehicle alike, Bad Hair Day is one of a handful of trails on the wild end of the scale that can be conquered without a purpose-built rock crawling rig or buggy, and it is a lot of fun to tackle! Getting to this trail takes you well into the ruggedly beautiful badlands of the Quebradas. About 1.5 miles off of the Quebradas Backcountry Byway, portions of two other trails are traversed in order to reach this trail. A popular destination for offroad enthusiasts, one can easily plan a full day or multiple days of wheeling in this area, which is part of the 6,000-acre Gordy’s Hill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (3 reviews)
Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Visited: 01/30/2021

Trails were dry and conditions were as expected on this sunny February day. A little crisp and breezy in the morning but once you're down in the arroyos in the sun, very mild. A very enjoyable day with some hiking, rock hunting and of course rock crawling.
Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/16/2020

Easily one of the best trails in the Quebradas. If only it was longer! We ran this one top down for a change, starting from the Minas Del Chupadero trail, and it definitely upped the technical difficulty level.
Trail Review: Bad Hair Day - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: Bad Hair Day - Scott Mitchell
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Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/16/2018

It's great to have desert trails to run in the winter! We had a great day of wheeling on Bad Hair Day and a few of the other area trails. This trail was expected to be technical and challenging and it did not disappoint. Very rocky and in some spots, quite narrow. Rock rash and pin striping are inevitable, but this trail is an absolute blast to run!
Trail Review: Bad Hair Day - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: Bad Hair Day - Scott Mitchell
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