Corona Arch Trail

Moab, Utah

based on 20 reviews



2.32 miles

Elevation Gain

525 ft

Route Type



Added by Tyler McFall

Corona Arch Trail in Moab is a 2.3-mile out-and-back hike. The arch has gained popularity, so pan to get there early or on a weekday if you can. Corona Arch is home to this famous rope swing video. This hike gets very hot during the summer. Bring plenty of water and plan for about 2 hours!

This is an easy 2.3-mile hike to an amazing arch in Moab that ISN'T in Arches National Park. If you have every seen any “arch swing” videos this is where its done! Hangout under this massive arch without much of a crowd. This should only take a couple of hours round trip depending on hiking speed. The arch offers just about the only shade you will find on the hike, although you will have to move with the sun to keep out of it.

Even though there is a world famous video of people rope swinging off this arch, it’s still considered a low-key spot in Moab. Most people visiting spend their time at The Arches or Canyonlands so you wont run into very many people on this hike. There is just something about standing under a massive arch!

Keep in mind that this hike is extremely hot during the summer months so bring A LOT of water. On the trail, there will be waypoints along the trail to help you find your way to the arch.

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Corona Arch Trail Reviews

This is an awesome hike that you can hit in a few hours. You get to avoid a lot of the hassle of going into Arches and you get to see one of the coolest arches in my opinion. There is some minor scrambling and a bit of exposure, but if you are comfortable with that you're golden!

Who needs delicate arch when you can visit Corona?! This was a pretty easy/level hike for the most part—there is one part that involves climbing up a rock with the assistance of a metal rope & another part with a permanent metal ladder to climb. Overall a very easy hike, though. And GORGEOUS scenery the entire time! Also, you do have to cross a train track at one point. But honestly one of the most rewarding hikes I’ve been on.

Great intro hike to the Moab area. Fairly easy and short with a great payoff. Also great swimming in the Colorado River across from the trailhead! There is not much shade on the entire trail besides from the shade from the arch itself, so take water/maybe don’t go during the absolute hottest part of the day

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