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Our RV family trip out west was one we will always remember. There are so many amazing natural arches and bridges that are located in Utah. We had an absolute blast and our favorite arch in Utah that we visited was Corona Arch. If you are ever in the area, we highly recommend that you add this stop to your list! Here's what you need to know about visiting Corona Arch with your family.
Corona Arch is located in the Moab area just off Highway 128 about 3 miles from the town of Moab. The parking area for the arch is easily accessible by car.
The Corona Arch trailhead starts at the south end of the parking area. The hike itself is not overly strenuous, but there are a few places where it can be a bit challenging. From the parking area to the base of the Corona Arch is about 1.5-miles. The trail leads you through a sandy wash then onto slick rock where you will follow cairns (small piles of rock). As you round the corner there is a section of angled slickrock that has a handrail to assist if you need.
From this lower base area, you will come upon a stunning view of a rocky valley and a view of the Corona arch and Bowtie Arch. The arch itself is an absolutely massive and is sure to impress anyone who sees it from the lower area.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can hike to the top bench area. From the lower area there is a metal ladder and Moki Steps that you have to climb up to get to the upper rim area if you want to go under the Corona Arch and Bowtie Arch. From the upper bench, you walk along the rock as the trail takes you under the Bowtie Arch that is located high on the cliff above the trail.
From the Bowtie Arch, the bench area wide open, and you can continue to the base of the massive, Corona Arch. The kids ran around, and we enjoyed a snack with stunning views. Once you've had your fill of breathtaking views, head back down the trail!
Overall, we had an amazing time visiting Corona Arch. It really is a must see if you find yourself in Utah with a 3.0-mile round trip hike with stunning views. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!