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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 unusually rock formations that unlocks my childlike wonder, so living in St. George, Utah, is like having a giant playground at my fingertips!

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.

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. I walked right by it, and I even had someone stop and talk to me as I photographed it who didn’t realize they were at the arch until they came back five minutes later!

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.

View of sun glaring through tree

If you’ve been following my 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? I’ll always take too many great options over too few. Keep Babylon Arch on your list when you visit St. George and Zion.

Learn More about Hiking

Read about hiking in Greater Zion and explore trail guides in the area.