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Historic Babylon Trail

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


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

3,705' 1,129 m

High

2,907' 886 m

Low

855' 261 m

Up

57' 17 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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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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John Maurizi

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Gap of the Historic Babylon Trail
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT
Parking area and "Gap"
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT
Start of Little Purgatory trail
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT
Petroglyphs
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT
Trail junction Babylon and Little Purgatory
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT
Sharp left at this fence
Jun 6, 2018 near Leeds, UT

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