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Corona Arch Trail

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  4.5 ( 38 ) Favorite

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 367' 112 m
Descent: -367' -112 m
High: 4,373' 1,333 m
Low: 4,006' 1,221 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

A massive 140 x 105ft sandstone arch overlooking the Colorado River and a large slickrock canyon.

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Features River/Creek · Views

This is a hiking-only trail.

Overview

Corona Arch (140 by 105 foot opening) and adjacent Bow Tie Arch; also views of the Colorado River and a large slickrock canyon. Corona Arch is ~1.5 miles away and you should allow around 2 hours for a round trip.

Description

From the parking lot on the north side of the highway follow the trail up to the visitor register box near the railroad; please register. Cross the railroad track and follow an old roadbed up through a gap in the rim. From the gap, follow the cairns up the wash for about 100 yards where the trail swings to the left.

Follow the trail and cairns over a low sandy pass and then down towards the base of a large cliff. Follow the base of the cliff to the first safety cable and around to the second cable where steps have been cut into the slickrock. Corona Arch is visible from this point. From the top of the second cable, climb the short ladder up over a small ledge and follow the cairns. From this point, it is an easy walk to the broad slickrock bench to the base of Corona Arch.

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Aug 16, 2019
Elizabeth Arnold
Jun 29, 2019
Colten Janssen-Olsen
May 7, 2019
Logan Wanlass
Simple yet easy hike. Great view at the end. Excellent for pictures or just to relax in the shade of the arch. 2mi — 11h 00m
May 5, 2019
Thomas Massey
We did it with 18 month old twins on our back. 2 steep 30 second climbs one was a ladder and one had steal cable to hold onto. Huge reward for the eff
May 1, 2019
Calf-lete Osborne
Apr 25, 2019
Megan Barney Jones
Apr 25, 2019
Carolyn Jungels
Apr 22, 2019
Janel Crandell

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  4.5 from 38 votes

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