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

Corona Arch, Moab: 2 reviews and 10 photos

   
by goodfish
 
  • Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch
  • Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch
  • Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch
  • Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch
      Bowtie and Corona Arches
    by goodfish
  • Outrageous Hike #2: Corona Arch
      No sweat
    by goodfish
 

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 looking for solitude, you're probably 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.

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 22, 2016
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