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Corona and Bowtie Arch Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 469 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Rails trails

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

Historic site

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Getting There

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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From Moab head north out of town on U.S. Highway 191. Cross the bridge over the Colorado River. After crossing the bridge continue north for 1.3 miles to the signed "Potash" road, which is State Road 279. Turn west (left) and follow State Road 279 for 10.1 miles to the signed Corona Arch trailhead. The trailhead is located on the north (right) side of the road. The trailhead consists of a large gravel parking lot and an information kiosk

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Travis Merritt
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Hiking

We started at 7pm to avoid the heat and it paid off. It took us about a 1.5 hours and we took out time and took lots of pictures. The rope climb section and ladder are fun little elements that add something special to this trial. Overall a quick easy hike out to some awesome arches.

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Jack-Ryan Ashby
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Hiking

Great trail! Go at sunset and bring a headlamp if you want to hangout for the stars to come out

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drew stanley
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Nature tripsGreat!Scramble

Incredible, short and fairly easy hike. My asthma was acting up a bit at the beginning during the stairs (and the heat didn’t help). We arrived about 45 minutes before sunset and left about 10 minutes after. There were people but not an unbearable amount. A really beautiful spot with a beautiful view. Accidentally went into the park before realizing it wasn’t in Arches National Park but that was my mistake. Both my partner and I (20 years old) had an amazing time! Highly recommended.

Chandlie Stratton
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HikingRocky

We went in the evening around 5/6 and there were hardly any people. It seems like it takes a long time to get to but this place was so cool. A couple places had my HR up a bit but it wasn’t bad at all. Both of the arches are spectacular. Make sure you stop and take some cool photos on the train tracks, too! We also heard more than one couple say they got confused and thought the trail was up the tracks so they wasted time walking up them. It’s not! You cross the tracks. I thought it was pretty well marked but here’s another warning just in case.

Samantha Mayer
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Hiking

Way more difficult and technical than expected through reviews and AllTrails rating. Almost to the point where it seems like a bug. Absolutely not suitable for dogs, Chacos, or older parents. Also not suitable for scared of heights or scrambling across flat 30-degree angle surfaces that slide into the canyon below. Unsettling and not our favorite hike.

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Soccer365 User
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Hiking

Definitely do this at sunset, arrive about 20/30 minutes before it’s supposed to set. This is easily one of the best and most fun trails I’ve been on. There’s a ladder and it’s a lot of fun. Follow the blue paint on the ground to find your way back during the night. The stars are amazing so spend time Star gazing

Jordan Snyder
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Hiking

better than delicate and way less people. go at sunset.

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Krechelle Hymas
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Hiking

Nice short hike. But for sure do it early in the day. Not much shade at all.

Gordon Carlisle
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WalkingGreat!

This trail is rated as easy and I felt it was an easy trail but others may not. There is a section where you have to use a cable to go up and down as well as a ladder in 1 section. My 64 year old mom and 75 year old dad was able to manage it but it was difficult for them. Go all the way to the end, it is worth it! Go early in the morning before it gets too hot or too crowded. I took 2 liters of water and drank 1 liter in an hour and a half. We started at 0830.

Alison R.
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Hiking

Love this hike! It was my first time in Moab and I actually liked it better than Delicate. There wasn’t very many people on the trail, which was a huge plus!

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Melanie Sandlarz
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HikingNo shade

This hike is a hidden gem. A must if you’re in Moab and would like to see BIG, amazing arches and avoid the crowd. It is rated as easy but it has a few moderate/challenging parts.

Taylor Bogiel
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Hiking

Got to the trailhead around 6am and didn't see anybody else there until I was heading back down around 7:30. I'm not sure if it's an all day thing, but there were a LOT of mosquitos during the sunrise around the end of the trail. There is some restoration in progress off trail, so try to follow the grey lines that are painted on the trail.

James Priester
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BackpackingBlowdownNo shade
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Matthew Silcox
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble
Angi Chamberlain
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Hiking

I would not do this in the heat of the day. No shade.

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Shelly Barrett
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Hiking

Probably my favorite trail to date. Such a fun and scenic hike. Very easy aside from one small climb that even with my fear of height I was easily able to accomplish.

Jonathan Gellert
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Hiking
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Dennis D
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HikingRockyScramble

Best trail in Moab not in a National park. This trail was the highlight of our Moab vacation. It was beautiful, fun, mildly challenging with spectacular scenery and views, even a train track through a narrow rock gorge and a river views. Free trail with large gravel parking lot. Do this trail in the morning since it is in full sun with no shade, and bring water, a snack and a camera. It can easily be done in 2-1/2 hours including drive from Moab.

Rachael Meadows
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What an awesome trail. Fairly short trail with such amazing views. We took two large dogs and it was a little difficult getting them up two parts where it was very steep. but its very do able with the dogs.

Larry Boudon
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HikingRockyScramble

Not an easy trail by any definition, but worth it. Both arches are at the end. There's a rock "ladder" followed by a real one that are tricky, and one very rocky section. Some shade near the end. Overall great trail, but needs to be reclassified as moderate.

Rachel Hetrick
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HikingNo shade

We went later in the day and it was cloudy, but it got super hot as soon as the sun came out. Super great!

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Sarah Fisher
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Hiking

A quick, moderate trail - with a great payoff at the end! This trail is short and well-marked, so it’s a great one to do after work or as it gets a little later in the evening. There’s a ladder and it gets a little step at one section - but very mellow overall. You can stand below the arch and walk through it - very unlike the arch experience in the Nat park. Highly recommend!

Sharon Dafondanouto
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HikingRocky

This is a moderate trail. alot of rocks but a challenging for beginners and a fun hike for those more experienced. The trail is marked in blue markers for most of the way which is very helpful and necessary in certain areas. If raining or wet, it may be a bit slippery in areas. Towards the end there is a metal rope cable and stairs that will help you climb up to the arches. All in all a very picturesque and beautiful hike. Not as crowded as some of the other more popular trails and the arch is stunning!

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