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Hidden Gem: Babylon Arch

Babylon Arch in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

An Incredible Sand Stone Arch

There’s something about unusual rock formations that unlocks your childlike wonder, so visiting Greater Zion is like vacationing in a giant playground and having over 2,400 square miles of epic outdoor pursuits at your finger-tips!

The newest addition to our “Hidden Gems” series is called Babylon Arch, and it really is a great addition to the many adventures you could have in Southern Utah. If you’re wondering how to find Babylon Arch, directions can be found here. Pro tip: having a 4×4 or renting an off-road vehicle is helpful, but isn’t necessary.

Man hiking in the midst of large red rock formations
Trail through layered red rock formations

Babylon Arch won’t put a ton of miles on your hiking boots, but it will put a smile on your face as you wind your way through the sandy red-rock trail and pass through its beautiful formation. You have to keep a wary eye out for the arch, though. It’s possible to walk right by it, but once you do find it, it’ll look like a hidden treasure in a mixture of an unimaginable landscape.

This particular hike has another nice addition besides the arch, and that is the Virgin River. Your final destination is the slow-moving Virgin River, and it makes for a great way to cool down, depending on the time of year. Whether you stick to the top of the trail and take in the scenic overlook of the trail or make your way down to cross the river, the views are all extremely photogenic.

View of sun glaring through tree

If you’ve been following our blog, you may be getting the picture that there are more options than you could fit into one trip to the St. George area, even if you come for three or four days. But that’s really what we all want, isn’t it? It’s always best to have too many great options over too few. Keep Babylon Arch on your list when you visit Greater Zion.