Moab’s Corona Arch Trail is a 3 mile round-trip hike over sand and slickrock with rewarding views of Bow Tie Arch, Corona Arch and the Colorado River. You can stand directly under the Corona Arch and it’s stunning 140ft by 105ft span.
We spent about 2 hours on this leisurely hike with plenty of stops for photos, water breaks and to take in the views. We hiked in late April where the temperatures were still relatively cool; however, in the summer months, plan for hot temperatures and bring plenty of water.
Hikers of all ages and abilities were on the trail. Cairns show hikers the path through Bootlegger Canyon and to the arches. A rope and small ladder assists hikers climb a steep section. It was fun to watch these active children navigate the rope and smile after success climbing!
After the short rope and ladder climb, the you’ll hike across a wide slickrock bench to the Bow Tie Arch and then directly under the Corona Arch!
Bow Tie Arch
Directions to the Corona Arch Trail: Located close to the town of Moab, the trailhead parking lot is easy to access. From the town of Moab, travel north on Highway 191. Turn left on Utah Scenic Byway 279 and travel 10 miles to the trailhead parking lot on your right.