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Corona Arch Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (57) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A massive 140' x 105' 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.

Need to Know

Responsible Recreation:
It is important to stay on the trail. Our trails are surrounded by living soil called Biocrust. Off-trail travel damages the deserts delicate ecosystem for decades after. Find out more about our soil from local non-profit: sciencemoab.org/radio/

Portable toilet systems are required in Grand County. Be prepared to carry human waste out on the trail. Human waste takes over a year to decompose in the desert. This keeps it clean for everyone running after you. Buy one at any of our local gear shops before your run.

Temperatures can reach upwards of 100 degrees on the trail. Exposure to the sun is extreme. Always run with enough water and electrolytes for the length of your run and the temperature of the season. It is important to have more water than you might expect.

Always let someone know where you are and when you expect to be back. Cell service is limited.

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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Nicholas Shannon

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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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Feb 9, 2022
Trent Hillier
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.