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Corona Arch, Moab

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Noteworthy Corona Arch, a natural sandstone formation, is the main attraction of the Corona Arch Trail. Along the 2.4 km (1.5 mi) trail, you'll pass Bowtie Arch and Goldbar Arch before reaching the culmination of the trail at Corona Arch. Here you can admire and photograph the towering red formation, formed by countless years of erosion, and a colorful canyon. Though much of the hike is fairly easy, you will have to ascend a ladder and use a safety cable in one area. Wear sun protection, as there is very little shade along the way, or consider an early morning or early evening hike to the arch. Put Corona Arch on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Moab holiday planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The trail starts from the Potash, it crosses a railway and after an hour's walk quite simple you get at this impressive arch. Very impressive at dawn or dusk to the colors of the rocks in the sunlight. You don't need to pay any tickets because it is located outside the perimeter of the parks.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Do the ride Bowties & Corona Arches (1h30min maxi AR) that begins along the colorado (nice). Little world where a quiet appreciable to enjoy the views and the fauna and flora.
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  • August 1, 2017
    It is well worth visiting these wonderful rock formations. If you are in the area you will be filled with wonder.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    I loved this hike! It had so many fun (not too) technical obstacles over the course of the hike. The arch itself was great and the views were even more spectacular. Plus it isn't in the park so there isn't a line or a fee to get in. I would highly suggest this hike.
  • June 1, 2017
    Amazing! I have visited Arches many times and yet never stopped here, until now. I have to say, it is definitely worth the stop. It is a short hike, and great for the adventure minded family. I would suggest going near sunset, just remember you have to hike back out so bring a flashlight!
  • June 14, 2017
    Good hike that not a lot of people know about. Slightly difficult for younger kids, but my 7 and 10 year olds made it easily enough. If you are adventurous enough you can even hike around behind the arch up to the top.
  • June 12, 2017
    Great moderate hike. Only a mile and a half. I would say 3 intense parts. 1 right at the beginning, 1 about a half mile in, then 1 about a mile in where you half you hold on to a cable to climb up the rocks
  • May 16, 2017
    1.5 mile hike with some elevation gain. Beautiful hike to two arches, Bowtie & Corona. Not crowded like Arches National Park. Dog friendly. Nice picnic area on the river across the street from trail head.

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