Corona Arch

Trail is combination of construction and marked route on slickrock bench. Leads to Corona Arch (140 by 105 foot opening) and adjacent Bow Tie Arch; also views of the Colorado River and a large slickrock canyon.

photo: Hikers beneath Corona Arch. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.


This trail has been adopted by: Kelsey P.

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: On BLM land at milepost 6 on Utah State Highway 279, approximately 14 driving miles from Moab, UT
State(s): Utah
Counties: Grand
Longitude: -109.632411
Latitude: 38.574466

Driving Directions

Drive 4 miles north of Moab, UT on US 191 to intersection with UT 279. Drive approximately 10 miles west to signed parking lot for trail on right side of Highway, across from the Gold Bar Recreation Site.

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 along the broad slickrock bench to the base of Corona Arch.

Additional Details

Width: 40 inches.
Primary Surface: Rock, Smooth
Secondary Surface: Soil

Elevation Low Point: 3,960
Elevation High Point: 4,200
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2018

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: BLM Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Beth Ransel
Field Office Manager
United States Bureau of Land Management
82 E Dogwood
Moab , UT 84532
(435)259-2100
utmbmail@blm.gov

 

Photos

Keep your dog on a leash; it's a lambing area for Desert Bighorn Sheep. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Keep your dog on a leash; it's a lambing area for Desert Bighorn Sheep. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Sign at the trailhead for the Corona Arch Trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Sign at the trailhead for the Corona Arch Trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

Fast photo while crossing railroad tracks on Corona Arch Trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Fast photo while crossing railroad tracks on Corona Arch Trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

There are cables to hold onto and a ladder to climb on the steep part of the slickrock trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

There are cables to hold onto and a ladder to climb on the steep part of the slickrock trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

Hold onto the cable to climb or descend the steep section of slick rock. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Hold onto the cable to climb or descend the steep section of slick rock. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Hikers beneath Corona Arch. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Hikers beneath Corona Arch. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

Look out for the Corona Arch Cliff Monster - he's right behind you!. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Look out for the Corona Arch Cliff Monster - he's right behind you!. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

A train carrying potash can be seen from the base of Corona Arch. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

A train carrying potash can be seen from the base of Corona Arch. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Reviews

Watch your step!

The scenery is so spectacular, you'll be tempted to look around while you're hiking. Don't do it! Stop frequently to take photos and look around. Maybe you'll spot some Desert bighorn sheep! Then put your camera away and keep your hands free as you walk very carefully on the rugged path with loose stones and steep slickrock.

December 9, 2018

 

 

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