Only a few hikes have an ending as good as Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail and when you hike, you will agree with us. Corona and Bowtie arches are amazing and photogenic arches and this trail allows you to visit them.
The trail is located near Moab, Utah, and could be regarded as one of the easies trails. The total distance is 3.6km out and back with an elevation gain of 142m. The hike is suitable for all skill levels, so if you are a beginner, this is a good hike for you. It’s one of the most popular short hikes in the Moab area, if you want to take children to a hike, this trail is recommended. Even though it’s quite short and easy, it offers enough adventure to fascinate them.
To reach the trailhead, follow the U.S. Highway 191 and 1.2 miles after the bridge on the Colorado River, turn left to Potash Road, and drive for 10.2 miles and you will get to the trailhead. There is a parking area at the trailhead, park your car there.
Begin hiking from the trailhead and soon you will climb a rocky talus slope and get to the railroad tracks. Cross the tracks and make your way around the corner as the trail enters a flat area. Just follow the trail and you will get the first look of the Corona Arch. If you are not comfortable with heights, you may want to turn around from here. The trail that crosses the slick rock pavement turns left along the wide stone bench and gets to the cable. Use the cable and climb the ladder.
First, you will reach the Bowtie Arch. When you have seen enough of this arch, continue along the trail to reach impressive Corona Arch. The spectacular arch is partially freestanding and is 139ft high with a 104ft opening.
Many people prefer going to the National Arches Park that’s located nearby, but this trail is not less fascinating than the trails in the park. It’s also less crowded as compared to the National Park, you would only see a handful of people there if you go early.