Corona Arch Trail

Moab, Utah

4.7/5
based on 20 reviews

Details

Distance

2.32 miles

Elevation Gain

525 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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 1.5-mile hike to the arch wasn't too crowded. I went in the spring, so the hike wasn't too hot. Always bring plenty of water though! It took me 2 hours.

This is a great hike near Moab that does not require a park entrance fee. The trail head is right off the Potash Road and only requires about 3 miles of hiking round trip. There is a small section where you will need to use permanent cables and posts to get up the slick rock, but this can be easily navigated by most people, even novice hikers, with careful foot placement. The description references a rope swing, but keep in mind roped activities near the arch have been banned by the BLM, so don't get your hopes up for some rad footage for your next IG story.

This is a phenomenal, private hike. It is so beautiful and wasn't crowded at all.

Great trail! Some may feel the cliff-side railing up is a little much but if you are an experienced hiker, it's nothing! Best time for photos would probably be between 11am-4pm.

Beautiful canyon wall colors around this arch at sunset. Make sure to bring a flashlight for the hike back!

Cool, short hike to a unique arch. It looks like it was formed with a chubby hand and Playdoh! Busy spot but worth it. Traversing some slick rock and climbing one metal ladder is required to reach the arch.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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