3 miles
406 ft
-942 ft
Avg time
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Little Purgatory Details

This is a 6-mile loop with 1000 vertical feet of climbing, located just east of Leeds (about 10 miles north of St. George). The loop is best done counterclockwise, with a climb on the Historic Babylon Trail and a technical descent on Little Purgatory.

This ride requires advanced skills. The climb is fairly strenuous, with one mile at 500 vertical per mile with a couple of tech spots. The descent has a mile of tricky rock that requires advanced tech skills.

I'd recommend this loop for strong and experienced technical riders. The loop is pretty quick, so it makes a good late afternoon "on the way into town" ride. I'd rate it both more technical and more strenuous than Zen, which some of the riding resembles. But I'd rank it just below Zen in overall fun factor.

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More Stats for Little Purgatory mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -536 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,977 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,840 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,513 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,977 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,533 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 5, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to little-purgatory trailhead (37.228300, -113.352510)
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Little Purgatory Trail Reports

Jan 5, 2018 @ 11:40am
Jan 5, 2018
Jan 3, 2018 @ 9:59am
Jan 3, 2018
This trail is tough to follow. Make sure you slow it down to stay on the trail
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1 Review & Comments

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flag IamZOSO (Nov 6, 2017 at 20:10)
 Not double black imo.

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