Corona Arch, Moab, Utah:
All You Need to Know
Hiking is a great form of physical activity. Not only
does it give you the chance to burn energy and keep fit, but you also get to see
some spectacular sights. One of those is Corona Arch, in Moab, Utah. Here’s all you
need to know about this beautiful formation.
Where Is It?
The Corona Arch has an opening that is 110ft x 110ft.
It is partially freestanding, and located just 1.5miles away from Bootlegger
Canyon. Often referred to as the Little Rainbow Bridge, it is adjacent to Moab’s
Bowtie Arch slightly further along the same trail.
The whole trail is marked well to make navigation
easy. You can use GPS if you wish, but it is not necessary.
Getting to the trail, you need to take Highway 191
north out of Moab and cross the Colardo River. Continue 1.3 miles from there, to
State Road 279, signed “Potash” Road. Turn left and follow the road for 10.1 miles.
You will see signs for the Carona Arch trailhead from there. It is on the right of
the road, and there is a gravelled parking lot with information kiosk.
Can You Complete the Trail?
Another great benefit of this trail is that it is
great for people of all hiking capabilities. It’s something that the young and old
complete, including small children. The trail is well-maintained, and takes two to
three hours for most people to complete. Of course, that depends on how long you
want to take looking at the arches nearby each other.
There is very little shade, though. You will need to
make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen when hiking. Experts recommend to
do the hike in the morning or evening to avoid the higher temperatures in the
What Else Could You See?
As mentioned, the Corona Arch isn’t the only thing to
see on this trailhead. The Bowtie Arch is located close by. You could also see the
Potash Petroglyphs on the way to the trailhead; or on your way back. You will be
able to see them from your car. Some of them are being marred, so it is important
to avoid touching them as much as possible to preserve them for the future.
There is also the Dinosaur Tracks, a trail that takes
one to two hours if you want to add another hike.
There are plenty of other trails nearby if you want
to add more hikes to your vacation. They vary in difficulty levels, so it’s worth
finding out about each one.
The Corona Arch is a beautiful sight to add to your
list for your hiking vacation. You can’t miss it when visiting Moab, Utah, and it
is certainly suitable for all ages. Just make sure you plan wisely to ensure you
have plenty of water for your trip.
Moab Tourism Center