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|Gould's Rim Trail
Gould's Rim Trail is a new singletrack above Hurricane. The trail has equal portions of doubletrack, fairly buff singletrack skirting the edge of Gould's Canyon, and undulating narrow singletrack near US-59. Point-to-point it's 8.9 miles, starting at 3600 feet and climbing to 4350. The singletrack on the upper 1/3 requires good bike-handling skills, earning the trail an upper-intermediate rating overall. Other iding options include a 12.7-mile loop using the highway, and a nice 21.5-mile loop using the JEM and Hurricane Rim trails.
|Riding notes, one-way from top:
0.0 From JEM parking, backtrack to U-59
0.3 Cross U-59 to ST, N 37 08.096' W 113 14.564'
0.9 Keep R at fork
2.7 At corral, DT southwest (Not main dirt road)
N 37 08.310' W 113 15.649'
|3.3 Keep L on DT
3.5 Trailhead, R on ST, N 37 08.142' W 113 16.280'
6.6 L on gravel road
N 37 09.606' W 113 16.330' Alt=4000'
8.7 R on U-59 uphill
8.9 At lower trailhead
|Riding notes, Gould/JEM/ Hurricane Rim Loop:
Start from parking area on US-59 above Hurricane
0.0 R (downhill) on US-59
0.2 L uphill on DT
1.8 Top of DT climb
2.3 R off DT onto ST
N 37 09.606 W 113 16.330 Alt=4000'
5.4 Trailhead, L on DT, head NE
N 37 08.142 W 113 16.280
6.2 At corral, find ST rear on R
N 37 08.310 W 113 15.649
8.0 ST comes in from R
8.6 US-59. For Big Loop, cross to DT
N 37 08.096 W 113 14.564 Alt=4350'
For small loop, head downhill on road
|8.9 JEM Trailhead, cross
N 37 08.329 W 113 14.527
Immediate R onto ST
9.3 Cross DT
11.0 Cross gravel road
14.0 Fork L to Hurricane Rim
N 37 11.261 W 113 13.862 Alt=3650'
15.8 Virgin Dam trailhead
N 37 11.781 W 113 14.109
16.0 Keep L (R=Virgin Dam trail)
18.7 R across Chinatown Wash
19.6 Dam trail rejoins on R
20.2 Panorama Point
N 37 11.169 W 113 16.179 Alt=3850'
21.5 Back at parking
|Getting there: In Hurricane, turn south on US-59 (towards the Grand Canyon). Follow the road
uphill 0.9 miles, then turn left into the trailhead parking near the cell phone towers. GPS N 37
10.740' W 113 16.601', Alt=3650'. The dirt road 0.2 miles back down U-59
is the trail's start.
Upper JEM trailhead: In Hurricane, turn south on US-59 (towards the Grand Canyon). Drive exactly 5 miles uphill. Turn left on cindered doubletrack right as you approach the base of Gooseberry Mesa. Drive another 0.3 miles to the parking area. For Gould's Rim, backtrack to U-59 and find the ST on the other side. N 37 08.329' W 113 14.527'
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