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Little Creek Mountain - out-and-back to North Point via Magic Carpet Ride
Little Creek Mountain is a flat-top mesa 18 miles east of Hurricane, 10 miles south of its more famous twin Gooseberry Mesa. Like Gooseberry, Little Creek has technical singletrack mixed with areas of open rock. There are two well-traveled interconnected loops of around 9 miles each that can be linked together for 15 miles of advanced riding. At 5600 feet average elevation, there's little vertical change over the course of the trail. This guide is for the West Mesa Loop. If you're going to venture on alternative trails, we suggest you have either (A) a guide, or (B) a GPS unit and lots of time!
Out-and-back to North Point via Magic Carpet Ride (easiest), 9.2 miles:
0.0   Continue west on doubletrack from parking
0.2   R uphill on ST into trees N37 03.582 W113 13.664
0.5   Cross faint doubletrack, arrive at open rock
        Fork L at N 37 03.821 W 113 13.606, westbound
        (Straight = to North Loop)
0.8   Marked fork N 37 03.737 W 113 13.994
        R on Magic Carpet Ride
0.9   Veer R off DT
2.2   Trail fork, R to North Loops
        N 37 04.488 W 113 13.405
2.5    Open rock area, trail sign N37 04.552 W113 13.162
         Fork R (northeast) find ST at corner of slickrock
2.8    Ridge, looking at slickrock ahead and on R
         N37 04.694 W113 13.046
         Keep L and climb into trees on ST
         (R = two shortcuts E and NE to eastern trail)
4.6    At North Point, trail turns south
         N37 05.697 W113 12.386
        Turn around, backtrack to start

Getting there:  On Highway 9 at the east end of Hurricane, turn south on US-59 and zero your odometer. One block later, turn left (east) and begin climbing up out of the Hurricane Valley. 13.2 miles later, turn right on gravel road. 14.1 turn right; 14.9 keep right; 16.0 keep left; 16.4 keep left; 18.5 continue straight across cattleguard; 19.5 turn right (critical turn where corral is on your left, leave the main road); 20.1 bear left. At 21.0, cross 3rd cattle guard; 21.5 road reaches slickrock, park here (GPS N 37 03.586' W 113 13.528'). Begin the ride by heading down the road (the singletrack forks off on the right 0.2 miles later).

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Trail conditions change. Use this trail guide at your own risk.