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Corona Arch Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (51) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A massive 140 x 105ft sandstone arch overlooking the Colorado River and a large slickrock canyon.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

87%

Runnable

4,373' 1,333 m

High

4,006' 1,221 m

Low

367' 112 m

Up

367' 112 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views

This is a hiking-only trail.

Overview

Corona Arch (140 by 105 foot opening) and adjacent Bow Tie Arch; also views of the Colorado River and a large slickrock canyon. Corona Arch is ~1.5 miles away and you should allow around 2 hours for a round trip.

Runner Notes

Involves safety cables, cut-out stone steps, and a ladder. NOT a trail that's recommended for running.

Description

From the parking lot on the north side of the highway follow the trail up to the visitor register box near the railroad; please register. Cross the railroad track and follow an old roadbed up through a gap in the rim. From the gap, follow the cairns up the wash for about 100 yards where the trail swings to the left.

Follow the trail and cairns over a low sandy pass and then down towards the base of a large cliff. Follow the base of the cliff to the first safety cable and around to the second cable where steps have been cut into the slickrock. Corona Arch is visible from this point. From the top of the second cable, climb the short ladder up over a small ledge and follow the cairns. From this point, it is an easy walk to the broad slickrock bench to the base of Corona Arch.

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Shared By:

Nicholas Shannon

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 51 votes

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  4.5 from 51 votes
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Photos

Corona Arch, Moab Utah.
Mar 19, 2015 near Moab, UT
Corona Arch
Mar 17, 2020 near Moab, UT
View from the Corona Arch trail, of Corona Arch.
May 13, 2015 near Moab, UT
Corona Arch
Nov 28, 2017 near Moab, UT
Bowtie Arch on the Corona Arch Trail
Oct 4, 2019 near Moab, UT
At the end of the Corona Arch Trail.
Nov 28, 2017 near Moab, UT

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Jun 17, 2019
Chelsea Myntti
2.3mi — 0h 45m
May 23, 2019
Amanda Wright
2.2mi
May 24, 2018
Amanda Wright
2.2mi
Nov 5, 2017
Amy White
Went to the first view point with the dog. 2mi
Oct 1, 2017
Alaina Stinson
1.9mi
May 1, 2015
Tom Dobson
Incredible views. Low crowds at the end of the day.