This ATV adventure began when I learned that the trail started near Babylon, Utah. Knowing the biblical significance of the name, I was curious about the reason for the name. The settlers of Babylon ran the Stormont Mill along the Virgin River. It was the only water-driven silver mill in the area. Run by "Gentiles" and surrounded by a sea of Mormons, it was dubbed the Babylon Mill and the residents of Babylon were happy with the distinction.
Our ride began at the Anderson exit north of Leeds on I-15. Having overshot our rendezvous with our ride leader, we rode back to the Babylon Road and headed east to the Babylon hiking trailhead.
Abandoning our machines, we took a short walk to the mouth of a natural cut in the mountain. On the south wall of this cut we viewed a panel of Indian petroglyphs. I have seen many of these around the state and each one is as unique as the daily editions of our newspapers.
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