On Utah Scenic Byway 279, 10 miles west of the Utah
279/U.S. 191 junction.
of Hike: 1.5 miles to Corona Arch; allow 2 hours
of Hike: Constructed trail and slickrock.
This is a hiking-only trail.
Attractions: Corona Arch (140 by 105 foot opening)
and adjacent Bow Tie Arch; also views of the Colorado
River and a large slickrock canyon.
Description: From the parking lot on the north side
of the highway follow the trail up to the visitor register
box near the railroad; please register. Cross the railroad
track and follow an old roadbed up through a gap in
the rim. From the gap, follow the cairns up the wash
for about 100 yards where the trail swings to the left.
the trail and cairns over a low sandy pass and then
down towards the base of a large cliff. Follow the base
of the cliff to the first safety cable and around to
the second cable where steps have been cut into the
slickrock. Corona Arch is visible from this point. From
the top of the second cable, climb the short ladder
up over a small ledge and follow the cairns. From this
point, it is an easy walk along the broad slickrock
bench to the base of Corona Arch.
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