"Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch" Top 5 Page for this destination Corona Arch Tip by goodfish

Corona Arch, Moab: 2 reviews and 10 photos

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This is another hiker's gotta-do. Corona rivals - or even surpasses - most of those found at Arches National Park and is a free trek besides. The link I'm attaching has complete directions so I'll skip the details; the short version is that this 3-miler (RT) is not difficult but does involve a couple of short ascents/descents over some steep areas of slickrock with the aid of safety cables, Moki steps (toe-holds), and a ladder. Sturdy shoes with a good tread are a MUST. Folks allergic to long drop-offs may have a tense moment or two, and it's completely exposed/very hot in summer so the usual precautions (water/hat/sunscreen) apply.

But it's a peach. Corona's graceful rise and reach measure 105 and 140 feet respectively: it's huge. And just to make things more interesting, you get a bonus arch besides: Bowtie is a 30' pothole arch just a couple hundred yards away. This is one of the more popular hikes in the Moab area so if you're looking for solitude, you're SOL - you'll have lots of company and may have to do some waiting about to get that shot with no humans cluttering up the scenery.

Address: Near Moab, Utah
Directions: On 279, 10 miles west of the of the 279/191 junction
Website: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/hiking_trails/corona_arch_trail.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2011
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