Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,027.00 ft (313.03 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
6.00 mi (9.66 km)
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The Babylon Loop is a single track loop trail within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area outside of Leeds, Utah. The Mineshaft Trail is a .4 mile single track connector trail that has a small dirt pull-off big enough for about 2-3 cars. 

The trail is exposed and can become very hot. There is no flowing water along the loop so make sure to plan accordingly.

The loop features views of Zion National Park to the south and the Pine Valley Mountains to the north.

Trail Directions:

Mile 0 - Turn right at first trail junction and then a left at the fence. 

Mile 2.39 - Turn left at trail sign. Follow single track along the right side of fence and begin a climb. 

Mile 2.87 - Left at trail sign.

Mile 3.44 - Stay right. 

Mile 4.31 - Begin to descend, the trail sign should be to your left.

Mile 5.62 - Left at junction.

Mile 6 - Continue straight to head back to the parking area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Desert Views. Views of Zion National Park. Single-Track.

Cons

Exposed. Hot. Dry.

Trailhead Elevation

2,970.00 ft (905.26 m)

Highest point

3,844.00 ft (1,171.65 m)

Features

Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

Red Cliffs National Recreation Area
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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