Take a Hike to Corona Arch

Getting There

Getting there is relatively easy and does not require 4WD, however be aware that you will not have cell service to it’s important to have both trail and roadmaps loaded and ready prior to going. From Moab, take 191-N until you reach UT-279S and you’ll take a left onto that. Follow this road until you see the trailhead parking for Corona Arch. There are bathrooms available at the trailhead, but there is no water. *Note camping/car camping/or leaving cars overnight is not allowed.*

(Scroll to bottom for map)

The Hike

Along the hike you will have views of the canyon below you as well as towering rocks above you. You also get the chance to see another amazing arch along the way called Bow Tie arch, which is pictured above. The trail is relatively easy to follow, just make sure to look on the ground for the cairns (rock piles) and green paint which will direct you.

The hike itself is very moderate and flat for the most part. The only *technical* part would be climbing the small ladder or using the metal wire to hoist yourself up a few feet. The trail is out and back, and is 2.3 miles total, dogs are also allowed on the trail! This trail isn’t a *secret trail* by any means, but because it is not in Arches or Canyonlands it is far less populated. My group got there for sunrise, and didn’t see people until around 8:30-9 and even then it was just two small groups. There is no fee to enter the area, and a permit is not required. Expect to take about 2 hours to do the whole thing including stops for photos or resting.

Outfit linked here

Starting out, you’ll follow the trail from the parking lot going upward. Soon, you’ll come along the railroad tracks pictured above. Keep walking straight and follow the path. As the ground turns to rock, keep an eye out for the green paint which will guide you the easiest way toward the arch. Keep following it and after about 1.2 miles of hiking you’ll have a view like this.

Extra Details & Overview

  • Map from Moab is here
  • Trail map is available here
  • Trail is short-2.3 miles total
  • Dogs are allowed since it is not a NP
  • No water source, but there’s a bathroom at the trailhead
  • Gets busier as the day goes on so the earlier you go the less crowded it will be
  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics! Pack out your trash, clean up after your pets, treat this place as sensitive, and do not disturb wildlife

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