Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

Rate this Adventure Utah Arch Trail

Added by

Babylon Arch is a short, easy hike with little elevation gain. You can hike through the arch and check out wonderful desert rock formations. 

Arch Trail to Babylon Arch is a short family friendly hike to the Virgin River and back. The trail is very sandy, which makes climbing hills difficult. The arch is really neat and totally worth the visit.

To get to the trailhead will require 4 wheel drive and if its recently rained I would not recommend going here. From St. George drive north on I-15 for about 14 miles to exit 22. Take Main Street through downtwon Leeds for 2.2 miles to 900 North, there is also a sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Turn right and follow 900 North about 3.9 miles to the signed Sand Cove Trailhead. You can park here if you'd like for a longer hike or continue on to a primitive campground. To get to the campground, stay left of the Sand Cove parking area and take your first right. Follow that road to the primitive camping area. The trail from here is on the southeast side of the camping area and has a small sign.

The trail is pretty easy to follow but Babylon Arch blends in with the other rock formations. There are signs around it and the GPS coords are 37.201971, -113.336474.

Pack List

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Lots and Lots of Water
  • GPS
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
River
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Thomas Burton

E-mail = Traveltomsadventureblog@gmail.com

More Adventures Nearby

Hike Mount Ellen in Utah's Henry Mountains

Utah / Mount Ellen Peak Trail

Mount Ellen is considered an Ultra Prominent Peak. What's that you may ask? Well, Ultra Prominent Peaks are determined by how high the summit rises above its surroundings.

Chris Engelsman
9 Saves

Camp at McMillan Springs In The Henry Mountains

Utah / McMillan Springs Campground

McMillan Springs Campground is south of Hanksville, Utah and within the Henry Mountains, which run north and south between Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks.

Chris Engelsman
4 Saves

Climb West Slabs of Mount Olympus

Utah / West Slab Starting Point

Park at the top of Thousand Oaks Drive, and make your way to the dirt path heading east.

Laura Boyer
22 Saves