Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, UT and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles 540 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

Corona Arch is a partly freestanding arch with a 140-foot by 105-foot opening. The route is a 1 1/2 mile hike up Bootlegger Canyon. The arch is located in a striking slickrock setting. Bowtie Arch is adjacent to Corona Arch.

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3 days ago

10 days ago

Fun hike with kids.

13 days ago

Loved it. Great scenery, interesting climb and a perfect distance. Good for all ages. One short section of steep climbing, with cable to assist.

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this hike and if time permitted would have done the side trip. HOWEVER...I would seriously be concerned about taking any big dog past the point of the second safety cable up the "steps". The ladder that follows would also be dicey...especially going down it. We did see a big lab make it up to the arch but we wonder if some of the "locals" know a reasonable alternate route.

2 months ago

Loved this hike, even though it was pretty easy! Best one we've done in Moab this far! Bonus- we were the only ones on the trail yesterday eve!

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great half day hike. The few tough spots have cables or a ladder. Full sun exposure except under the arch itself which is a great place to rest and enjoy for a spell. Trails goes on a bit past the arch but canyon is a dead end.

hiking
2 months ago

I LOVED this hike - probably my favorite hike in Moab. The terrain changed between sand, slick rock, and natural stairs. There are some technical aspects, where you need to navigate around steep ledges. The arch at the end is spectacular.

hiking
3 months ago

Quick tips: Follow the rock pillars, you can climb up and go above the arch (go past the arch about 50-75 yards and climb up, but beware, it is morn difficult to descend), and if you go to the top, yell out something! The echoes from the top are amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is just outside of town off of Potash road. Nothing too difficult and the arches at the end are well worth the hike. Corona arch is BIG!

3 months ago

Surprisingly fun trail, has two sides, first half is kinda boring, but once you get just over the half way point you enter the slick rock section you need to do some scrambling up the rock. Chains & Ladders come in to play. Can be busy & very hot

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful views! It requires two spots where you climb using chains and one where you climb a small ladder. Nothing too difficult and it was easier coming down than going up. My 2 year old dog had no problem getting up these areas. Follow the stacked rocks, they mark the trail. When you get to the area with a ton of stacked rocks, keep going and walk right under the arch -- it's amazingly big when you're up close. I went very early so the rocks weren't too hot on my dog's paws but it was well worth it!

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4 months ago

5 months ago

Must-do hike when in Moab.. Great variety of terrain and a very natural trail (nothing paved or cut-out). There's a spot with a ladder, a wire to hold while climbing up and just some great opportunities for finding your own way across the rock face. Great hike to see a beautiful arch with much less traffic than at Arches. Took us 25-30 min @ a leisurely pace to get right into the arch.

5 months ago

Good trail right off the road. Worth the time to hike, for sure.

5 months ago

5 months ago

This is a great hike and not too long. It is also famous for the Youtube video by Devin Supertramp and unfortunately for some folks that have died swinging from the arch. It is a beautiful and fun hike with a few chains along the way to help you get through. The arch looks awesome and the day we hiked there was a group swinging from the arch. It was awesome to watch them and hear them yell with excitement. I think it is illegal now. I would recommend this hike to anybody except for infants and invalids.

6 months ago

Amazing, short but sweet!

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this with my sons, ages 16 and 12. We left the trailhead about 4 a.m., hiking with headlamps. The trail was well marked and easy to follow, even in the dark. Reached the arch about 30 minutes before sunrise and hung out waiting for daylight. A beautiful way to start the day.

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6 months ago

My dog and hiked to corona arch, easy and beautiful hike. Go early in the morning to beat the crowd, only one other couple there at 8am but coming back ran into about 3-4 couples heading out.