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Corona Arch is One of the Best Moab Attractions

If you’re looking for open air, less crowds, and amazing views that afford up close encounters with breathtaking red rock arches, this is one of the best Moab attractions for you! Located outside the National Parks, the Corona Arch Trail doesn’t see as much traffic; however, 1.5 miles into the hike, you are rewarded with tremendous views of the 140-foot wide Corona Arch. While this trail can at times feel like an adventure course given its safety cables and ladders to guide you on your way, rest assured that kids and dogs often complete the entire 3-mile hike roundtrip, which leaves everyone feeling accomplished, tired, and happy.

Corona Arch Trail Details

Hike Length: 3 miles round trip (allow appx 2 hours to complete the hike)

Trail Type: Road and slick-rock terrain, hikers only (no vehicles or bikes allowed), out-and-back hike

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 440 ft

Trailhead Location: From US 191 in Moab, drive 3 miles north. Take the Utah Scenic Byway 279 (Potash Road) and drive 10 miles to the Corona Arch Trailhead

Pro Tips: Pets are allowed ON A LEASH. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. Wear good hiking shoes and avoid peak hours of extreme heat.

Navigating the Trail and Moab Things to See

The trail starts by heading east to a BLM register and takes you over the railroad tracks. Continue to follow the road through a gap in the slickrock bench above and enjoy the balanced energy of the cairns (a mound of stones built as a memorial or landmark which should not be disturbed) that guide your way along the trail as you head northeast. As you encounter a large sandstone cliff, follow the base of this cliff until you reach the safety cables, which you will use to traverse the slightly exposed section of the trail. Once you reach the top, you’ll see the Corona Arch in the distance. Here, a second safety cable will help you reach the top of the steps carved in sandstone. Head east, climb a short ladder over the ledge, and follow the cairns up to the top of a large bench. From here, it’s a short walk along the wide slickrock bench to the base of Corona Arch; however, take time to soak in the views as you’ll encounter two other arches on this stretch of the hike: Bowtie and Goldbar. Finally, 1.5 miles in, you’ll have reached Corona Arch. The massive, partially freestanding arch will take your breath away is it sits in a beautiful sandstone amphitheater high above Bootlegger Canyon just to the west of Moab.

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Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Taylor S. 9/22/22

VRBO
We have stayed in several of these condos, and love how spacious they are. This place was clean, and even had snacks waiting for us. We like this spot because of it's location; it is a great place to experience the wonders of Moab. We will definitely return one day.
Entrada at Moab 421

Pamela S. 9/22/22

VRBO
This is a large, well kept home in the Entrada community in Moab. We were in Moab to scout out some locations in Arches National Park and Canyonlands for my daughter’s upcoming bridal portraits. We travel to this area frequently to hike and love the beautiful surroundings. This home is ideally located for access to Arches and Canyonlands. The main floor and bedrooms are large, as are the bathrooms. I really appreciated how clean the home was and the extra amenities provided-plenty of bath towels, beach towels, and laundry soap etc. were supplied. I always appreciate owners who provide these things as I can’t stand to make an extra trip to the store to buy things that should be provided with a home rental. The kitchen is well stocked as well. This would be a great home for any family gathering. Nice, large, kitchen table for meals, and, if you have kids they would love the easy pool access as the back of the home is directly by the pool area. Just a note-the bedrooms are upstairs, but very easy stair access and large stairwell area. One thing I did mention to the local property managers was to have black-out curtains put in the master bedroom as the pool lights were bright and they did shine through the blinds. That may have been done since our stay, but it would make it easier if you are a light sleeper. This is a wonderful property and we would definitely reserve it again when we return to Moab.
Entrada at Moab 429

Beth B. 9/23/22

VRBO
This beautiful townhome is 10 minutes from Arches and less than 30 from Canyonlands. It is modern and beautiful, and filled with every amenity needed and more! Comfortable beds and bedding, stocked kitchen, and the property manager was readily available and checked in to ensure our stay was perfect. Excellent hosts, lovely home, and perfect location. Could not ask for more!
Entrada at Moab 420

Kyla C. 9/23/22

VRBO
It was my daughters 21st birthday. There were 15 of us and the house was perfect!
Avalon Havasu

Julie D. 9/27/22

VRBO
Really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen was really well stocked, and we had lots of space to relax. Def would stay again if we look to head back to Moab. Thank you!
Entrada at Moab 611

Joe B. 9/27/22

VRBO
My friends and I loved this place! It’s clean, quiet, decorated well and nicely stocked. The property manager was there to help if we needed anything at all. I plan of staying here again in 2023, can’t wait!
Entrada at Moab 611

Martha C. 9/29/22

VRBO
I checked in on Thursday, September 15 for a nice family getaway the property was very nice and clean it had everything we needed very organized it felt like home! we were very satisfied with our stay and Look forward to our next stay.
Pima Paradise

Francine B. Sept 21, 2022

VRBO
We couldn’t be happier with our experience in Moab, and at the condo! My 7 year old son loved the private kid’s space, we took his Nintendo switch and plugged it in easily for play with his uncle and aunt. It was very comfortable in there, and all were able to spend quality time together. I started with the icing of our trip… I should back up to talk about how comfortable the beds and pillows were for everyone! Plenty of fluffy bath towels were available and the showers were already stocked with soaps and very clean - just like home! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for easy breakfast and dinner meals. We all loved the plates and bowls provided, that we inquired where we could find them for our own homes! We all loved the style of the condo. It was nicely decorated, yet not overdone and very livable with all the comforts. Having the double washer and dryer was so convenient, and we were so grateful for the variety of soaps provided, as well as hangers to hang our dark clothes that we didn’t want to dry in the dryer, AND they provided a floor fan! There really was nothing more that we could have asked for! We loved the location, you can’t go wrong staying here! Next time we will bring our mountain bikes, as well as the jeeps :) I’ll also add that we were very impressed with the recommendations for restaurants that were highlighted in the wall, where we could also check out when we were ready to leave. There is VERY good food in Moab - that was a super pleasant surprise. We are still talking about some of the restaurants from our trip in April 2022 for Easter Jeep Week. We had such a good time that we booked our next trip to stay at this location in April 2023! We can’t wait to visit again!
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Suchitra C. Sept 22, 2022

VRBO
Amazing property. Traveled as a family. Cute little room for the kids!
Entrada at Moab 417

Mahdi D. Sept 21, 2022

Airbnb
This home was hands down the best home I’ve ever stayed in! Beyond word for the hospitality, the home came fully stocked with anything you might need. The host were amazing and super quick to respond when I had question. Cannot wait to come back!
Shoshone
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