The Corona Arch Trail is easy to navigate and may be finished by any fit adult or youngster. Other than slickrock walking shoes, no special equipment is required. The hike is about 1 1/2 miles round trip on a well-kept trail with a 440-foot elevation rise. The round-trip time for the route will be around two to three hours.
There is little shelter along much of the path, which is exposed to the sun. In hot weather, go for a hike early in the morning or late at night. At least one liter of water should be carried by every member of your trekking group. This hike should be accessible at all times of the year.
The hike is simple to navigate. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. Although a GPS is overkill, I've included the most crucial waypoints for the gadget aficionados. "Gold Bar Canyon" and "Moab" are the names of two USGS 7.5' maps.
From Moab, take US Highway 191 north out of town. Cross the Colorado River using the bridge. After crossing the bridge, proceed north for 1.3 miles to State Road 279, which is marked "Potash." Follow State Road 279 west (left) for 10.1 miles to the Corona Arch trailhead, which is clearly marked. On the north (right) side of the road, there is a trailhead. A big gravel parking lot and an information kiosk make up the trailhead. On your way to the trailhead, you might wish to stop and look at the Potash Petroglyphs and Dinosaur Tracks. You walk right past them, and they only take a few minutes longer to enjoy.The Colorado River runs alongside the Gold Bar Campground, which is located across the road from the trailhead. Call the Bureau of Land Management's Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100 for further information or reservations.
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