Babylon Arch— Hurricane, UT
Babylon Arch Trail follows a pleasant stream and is perfect for a short, quick hike through the desert terrain. The canyon leads hikers to a vermilion sandstone arch that offers shade and a place to rest, relax, or explore. The trail is very sandy with steep descents and climbs— perfect for those seeking the solitude of nature, rock scrambling, and the beauty of the Southern Utah landscape!
Babylon Arch Trailhead, Hurricane, UT 84737
Use Google maps (not Apple Maps) for more accurate directions. Park at Sand Cove Trailhead or Sand Cove Campground. The trail is located in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
- This out-and-back loop is 1.6 miles and takes roughly one hour to complete.
- Although the hike is short, it is considered moderately challenging.
- Dogs are welcome on this trail and must be leashed.
- The sand is very deep. Wear appropriate shoes for sand trekking!
- There is full sun exposure. The best times of day to hike are mornings and evenings.
- Pack plenty of water. There are no water sources on this trail.
- A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. After the main road, the dirt road is bumpy and very sandy.
- This hike is not stroller friendly, but children can make the trek with assistance.
- There are restrooms at the Sand Cove campground, but not on the trail anywhere.
- There is a $5 day use fee to enter the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. There may be a BLM employee collecting a fee or an envelope station to deposit cash.