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Closed at the trailhead due to rockfall as of 1/19/2019.

hiking
1 day ago

Really great hike up the canyon. Would strongly suggest grippers/yak tracks. Very icy in several spots and crossed the creek several times. Nice views of canyon walls all the way and great arch at the end. We really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it.

Fabulous hike. I really enjoyed it in the Winter. I did a Google Earth trail while I was here so if you want to check it out virtual like you can see it on my blog www.shaunasadventures.com or in Google Earth. I was grateful for whoever painted the green rectangles on the trail to Mark the path. Brilliant! Made it super easy to follow the trail. Definitely had to watch for ice. Normally I would put my crampons/Spikes on if a trail has ice, but it had more areas with no bare rock that it was easier to detour around the ice. Arches were magnificent! Loved it!

1/11/19 heavy ice on beginning of trailhead. do not attempt without crampons.

AMAZING! This is much more fun and spectacular than Delicate arch. Quiet trail, awesome views, and the arch is jaw dropping. Exploring around the arch makes your feel like a little kid! DO THIS HIKE! Again, MUCH better, in my opinion, than Delicate Arch.

GREAT hike! Definitely need cramp-ons to do this safely right now. Absolutely stunning views, and not heavily trafficked at all. 10/10 would recommend.

Beautiful hike. Got very hot even at 9 am in July. But was well worth it.

Steep, but not too difficult. I did not like how exposed the last mile was on the sheer cliff face, but I am afraid of steep cliffs.

A lot better than Angels Landing, because this is less crowded.

Absolutely great views, I would do it again.

trail running
7 days ago

I did the rim trail part - easy and great views. January so some snow and ice but manageable. I tried hooking onto the mill creek trail but it was covered in ice and snow - okay to hike maybe. But no way I could run it.

hiking
7 days ago

Right off the main road, making it a very busy place. Still a great and easy landmark to visit!

This trail is wonderful. It’s a little challenging with some mildly steep rock to traverse before you get to a more flat path, but this just adds to the experience in my opinion. Both arches are pristine and Corona Arch is one of my favorite hikes I’ve done so far in Moab, if you’re looking for a place to go during the shutdown this is your hike! It took my group about two hours to complete this with plenty of stops for photos and sitting to enjoy the winter sun - this is definitely not crowded in the winter!

Did this early October and really enjoyed it. On my first try I had to return about 15min before I reach the top because it began to rain and a storm was rolling in. But I did it again 2 days later on a perfect sunny day. The view is just spectacular and I stayed for about 1 hour and enjoyed the scenery. Although it was strenuous, going up and down took me a little less than 4 hours. I recommend to start early, so you have some time for yourself at the top before more and more people are coming.

A great hike to see some arches during the shutdown

Great hike with lots to see - 2 Arches and a cool side canyon
Best views of Corona Arch were on the far side looking back
Hike had a short ladder and 2 cables to assist hikers over steeper sections of slick rock
Great for all ages

amazing!!! the views were unreal, the arches are impressive and breathtaking, and the hike was very fun.

not a super challenging hike- even in the snow and slush. crampons helped big time; those rocks are so slippery. slight up hill climb to get to the challenging parts with the ladder and metal rope, then pretty flat till you get to the arches.

maybe this trail is more dog friendly without snow but i’m still not sure how my lab managed to get up past the ladder area and the first initial climb with the metal rope. pretty terrifying to see him climb up and down, but he managed. wouldn’t have tried that had we known just how steep it was!

if you have a truly strong, adventurous, fit dog, or a dog you can carry, go ahead. otherwise, you’ll be turning back before seeing anything really cool.

off road driving
13 days ago

Beautiful easy drive, only passed one person

Magnificent views, was crowded when we went in Jan, but that might have been caused from the closure of Arches due to the Gov shutdown. Easyish hike, first part's the hardest, the. cruise till u see the arch. It has a ladder and a couple of steel cable guided spots to get under the arch.

This hike is a difficult and long hike, but is a great hike with incredible scenery. You need to be in pretty good shape to do this hike though. Don't underestimate it. We actually took the easier way when we hiked it. We took a private shuttle in town to the East Mesa trail, and then hiked the East Mesa Trail to Observation Point. Hiking East Mesa Trail eliminates the long and grueling hike from the bottom of the canyon up to Observation Point. The East Mesa Trail starts up on top of the mountain and is a flat three mile trail to Observation Point. When taking the private shuttle, you are able to leave your car by the visitors center. You can hike Observation Point back down into the canyon, and then take the free park shuttle back to your car. We took the private shuttle with Zion Rock and Guide. Cost was about $40 per person, but was worth it for our group of 50 year olds. There are a couple of other companies that do private shuttle services. The view from Observation Point is spectacular and is the best view in the entire park. Do the hike anyway possible, but I'd definitely take the private shuttle route to get there. The hike from the bottom of the canyon goes through a bunch of switch backs, then through a really neat section of Echo canyon, and then some more tough switch backs. Even if you can't go all the way to the top, it would still be worthwhile hiking to the Echo canyon section. That is a neat area to see even if you don't go all of the way to the top. The upper section of switch backs do go along the cliffside with straight drop offs. If you have a fear of heights, this section may be a bit nerve racking for you. But the path is pretty wide to walk on. Happy trails.

It speaks highly of a trail if it can be even more spectacular in the snow and winter as it is in the other months.  This is that trail and more.  As I was walking, I was shocked at the Grandness of this hike.  I wondered, how do you ever describe this?  The river is so beautiful that you get to walk along and cross over multiple times.  The cliffs are just huge and GRAND in their size and they are in front of you, and on both sides of you.   Even though it is hard to come up with words, I will say I I thought the Grandness paralleled the Grandness of God.  I will warn that you really need spikes on this trail. I hike a lot and am pretty careful, but right at the beginning of the trail there was a piece of ice, (I hadn't got started long enough for me to even think I should get my spikes on), and Bam I was on my bum. Broke my tailbone. Definitely got my spikes on fast after that. There are spots to take you up higher and Dodge some of the scary ice, so watch for those side trails. also make sure your wearing a waterproof shoe/boot, or sock. You cross the river lots of times, and you will be super lucky if you don't get your foot in the water, so just make sure you have waterproof gear to keep dry. I did a 360 degree street view trail here. You can check it out on Google Earth, or on my blog.

https://www.shaunasadventures.com/2019/01/360-adventure-grandstaff-canyon-trail.html?m=1

Very pretty hike. Did it a few days ago and it was snowy and slippery!!! Have traction and watch footing past the first cable and after the cable ladder. Looks a little sketchy there in the ice and cold. Beautiful arches!

This was an easy hike with a beautiful arch at the end. There was one small part that was very steep and we needed to hold onto the cable and one part with a short ladder.
We liked this better than Arches National Park!

17 days ago

We hiked this on a very cold (15-23 degrees) day in January. It’s an interesting trail that meanders around and across a stream (multiple times) at the bottom of the canyon. While some others made it without micro spikes, we were very glad to have them, especially in the first quarter mile where there were some sheets of solid ice across the trail.

Just before you get to the arch, there is a very cold shaded spot. We did not get to the arch early enough for the sun; it was already behind the canyon wall, but we still thought it was worth seeing.

There were parents with young children who made it (slowly, they said) without micro spikes, but ours made us feel very confident.

We really enjoyed the hike and think you should go!

17 days ago

We did this wonderful hike on a cold (25-38 degrees) but sunny day. It was all other hikers say— interesting and not too hard with cables and a ladder. Some other hikers we ran into thought it was challenging but worth it. We were very glad to have micro spikes. Others around us with boots or tennis shoes had a very hard time on the slippery rock.
The arch is beautiful; one resident said it was his favorite, even compared to the ones in Arches National Park. Go!

This was a hard trail, as both my husband and I are kind of out of shape. However, with a lot of breaks and a lot of layers (it was winter and cold) we did fine. Make sure to bring food and water, otherwise you'll be in for a painful day. The view was beautiful and made for great pictures.

Fantastic hike with great variety and stunning views. There are some icy sections of the trail but manageable. Took about five hours. Moderate traffic on the day after New Year’s Day.

This trail is incredibly scenic the entire way. Part of the trail was more difficult with foot-holes and a rope and steep in some areas. Overall not a difficult route however! Did not take a long time to hike in which was nice.

I was wanting to go to Arches and hike up to delicate arch, but thanks to the government shutdown, I had to change my plans. Thankfully I found this trail that isn’t federally owned. It did not disappoint at all. Magnificent views. The arch was glorious!!

Did this trail January 1. Spectacular breathtaking views of Zion National Park. Well worth the effort. Definitely recommend having micro spikes on had for portions of the trail that are covered with ice and snow, dress warm it’s cold in the Canyons.

Great views, a few difficult spots for this Florida girl, definitely worth your time!

Wonderful views at every turn! The climb was unsurprisingly strenuous. Water and good shoes are highly recommended! We saw several people attempting the journey without water and sporting some business shoes, but they did not seem to be enjoying the hike so much. Mid December was the perfect time to go due to the lack of crowds and we were able to spend some extra time enjoying the uninterrupted view at the top! This gorgeous hike is well worth the tired legs!

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