|Corona Arch Moab Utah|
Corona and Bowtie Arch Moab, Utah in 360 Degrees
|Bow Tie Arch Moab Utah|
Often when a door closes, God opens a window with opportunities that are even better.I headed down to Southern Utah with an intent to do a hike I have been itching to do in Arches. When I got to Arches, I was disappointed to find that it was closed down do to the government shutdown. So I started searching in the area, and was delighted to remember Corona Arch is right there. I think I enjoyed Corona Arch and Bow Tie Arch Hike even more than I would have enjoyed the Arches National Park trail I planned.
The drive in along the Colorado River is absolutely stunning, and in January there was lots of ice chunks floating down the river.
Views of Colorado River along UT-279 towards Corona Arch
There is a pull off with views of Petroglyphs that are
Petroglyphs Along UT-279 right before Corona Arch.
If you would like to see these better grab a VR Headset and be transported to a close view of these and the beautiful Colorado River. Just Search "ShaunasAdventures" on OculusTV or YouTubeVR.
Here is a link with locations of many Petroglyph sites around Moab, Utah
Link to Discover Moab Rock Art Sites
Then on top of such a great starter, the hike is just beautiful. People all around me were constantly talking about how amazed they were with this hike, and how incredible the views were. Plus you get both Corona Arch and Bow Tie arch in the same hike.
Often in life, we get disappointed when a door closes that we were not expecting, but so very often if life closes a door God is ready and willing to open a window that is probably even better for you and for your future. Listen, ask, and act on promptings, for God really wants to bless you in your life.
360 Trail Walking Under Corona Arch. MAKE SURE YOU LOOK UP AND SEE HOW BIG THIS ARCH IS.
|Corona Arch Moab Utah|
360 Trail Walking In Front of Corona Arch
|Bow Tie Arch And Bonus Arch Moab, Utah|
Video at Viewing Both Corona and Bow Tie Arch from Distance
In the below picture you can see both Bow Tie Arch on the left and Corona Arch on the right.
|Bow Tie Arch and Corona Arch Moab, Utah|
360 Trail Towards both BowTie Arch and Corona Arch.
LOOK FOR BOTH ARCHES.
When I let my husband know I was heading into Corona Arch, he was a little worried and told me to not go in without my GPS info all downloaded and working, and to watch like hawk for the Cairns for they would be easy to miss.
|Cairn with Corona Arch in Distance Moab, Utah|
EXPERIENCED ADVICE: WATCH FOR GREEN RECTANGLES AND WATCH OUT FOR ICE.As I started the hike, I quickly found some people heading down from the hike, and asked for any insights and helps they had for me. They said, "Watch for the green markers along the trail, they will tell you the way, and watch for ice. So if you look in the pictures below, you can see green rectangles. They are new since my husband did this hike, and they make this hike quite easy. Just follow the green rectangles...it was great!
|Green Foot Prints to Follow instead of Cairns that don't last here.|
|Nice Chain to hold onto to keep you safe.|
There are 3 spots that are especially interesting along the Corona Arch trail.
First: The Rope you use (below) with the Steps Chipped Out of the Rock so you can climb up.
|View of Rope and Steps in Rock Along Trail to Corona Arch|
360 Trail Below with View of Rope and Steps in Rock Along Trail to Corona Arch with People Coming Down.
2. The Ladder you have to get Up and Down on the Trail.
3. The Cool Trail Tracks you get to cross with the awesome Channel cut out of the Mountain.
Future arches in the cliffs along the trail.
|Future Arch Forming along Corona Arch Trail|
360 Google Earth Trail of a Section Along Corona Arch Trail. Future Arch Above is off to the left.
Information about this hike from utah.com
If you want #TakeAHike more along this trail I would highly recommend you get to Moab and check it out, or just click on this Corona Arch Google Earth Link,then click on the little dude in the bottom corner, then any blue line or dot to see more.
Google Earth Corona Bow Tie Arch
Enjoying a hike from the comfort of your couch is still an amazing way to get your Nature Fix today.
If you are in the Moab Area you can pair this hike with
GRANDSTAFF CANYON Trail Moab
Fisher Tower Hike Moab
Island In the Sky Hike Moab Utah
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