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Historic Babylon Trail

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3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

855' 261 m

Ascent

-57' -17 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

3,705' 1,129 m

High

2,907' 886 m

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Shared By John Maurizi

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Open desert trail with no shade and some interesting petroglyphs at the beginning.

John Maurizi

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The trailhead has space for about three or four cars. Watch for an obvious gap in the cliffs very close to the trailhead, this is where you should park. Just before exiting the gap, look to the left for some interesting petroglyphs.

The trail follows a dry wash through some heavy vegetation for a short distance. When you emerge from the vegetation, the Little Purgatory Trail will be on your left. Continue straight as the Babylon Trail works its way uphill across varied terrain. At some points the trail is difficult to follow. Watch for cairns, some of which are small.

At about 2.5 miles, the trail reaches a barbed wire fence overlooking the town of Leeds. Make a sharp left and the trail will steadily climb, at times passing through the fence in several locations. After one long switchback, the trail ends and the Little Purgatory Trail begins.

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Land Manager: Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Aug 7, 2013: wildlife

Aug 7, 2013: wildlife

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