Historic Babylon Trail
ElevationAscent: 855' 261 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 3,705' 1,129 m
Low: 2,907' 886 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Open desert trail with no shade and some interesting petroglyphs at the beginning.”— John Maurizi
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.
Land Manager: Red Cliffs Desert Reserve