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|White Ledges Loop (Dead Ringer to More
This trail is one of the few beginner-level singletrack rides in the Hurricane area, and therefore deserves its own page. I'm calling it the White Ledges trail, because it runs atop white ledges of Virgin Limestone. It uses Dead Ringer to reach a loop of trail on the ledges called More Cowbell. This little lariat loop is 3.4 miles in length, with less than 100 vertical feet of climbing (all very gradual). It's suitable for children, although preschoolers would be questionable on a couple of short sections where the trail sits on side-slope.
|Riding summary, beginner White Ledges:
0.0 Upper JEM TH, cross cattleguard
Immediate left on ST downhill
N37 08.358 W113 14.515
0.4 Keep R for counterclockwise loop
(More Cowbell trail)
N37 08.481 W113 14.632
|1.3 Fork L (R = to JEM)
N37 08.859 W113 14.692
2.9 Keep straight onto Dead Ringer
N37 08.411 W113 14.717
(hard L = down to Goosebumps)
3.0 Keep straight N37 08.481 W113 14.632
3.4 Back at top
|Getting there, upper JEM (59) 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. N 37 08.329' W 113 14.527'
From the Highway 9 trailhead:
From I-15 north, take the La Verkin exit on UT-17. From the south, take the Hurricane exit on US-9 and go through Hurricane towards Zion National Park. At the junction of US-9 with UT-17, turn east towards Zion. 4.8 miles after the turnoff, turn right (south) on a gravel road signed "Sheep Bridge Rd." 0.5 miles later, you'll cross over the Virgin River. Just uphill is a cattleguard, then a doubletrack on your right 0.1 miles after the bridge. Take the doubletrack 0.2 miles to a turn-around overlooking the Virgin River. The singletrack is at the end of the turn-around. Pedal JEM to Hurricane Rim, then take Cryptobionic to Goosebumps. Cross JEM and climb to the top of the cliff, where you'll find White Ledges.
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