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: Corona Arch

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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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.


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:

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



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