While Arches National Park draws a majority of the tourists to the Moab area; our favorite hike was technically OUTSIDE the park. So if you are interested in avoiding the walloping amount of tourists in Arches National Park, then the Corona Arch should be near the top of your list of trails to hike while visiting Moab.
The Corona Arch trail is a moderately strenuous 3-mile round trip hike (allow 2 hours) to the spectacular Corona Arch.
There are a few sections of the trail with mild exposure to heights; these sections do include cables and ladders, however, to assist you.
Much of the route is exposed to the sun and there is little shade available so plan your hike early in the morning or evening to avoid Utah’s intense heat.
So how are these amazing arches formed? Erosion gradually removes grains of sand, placing the weight of the rock on the rest of the grains and causing them to more tightly interlock. As grains get pulled off rock, the weight shifts unevenly, and the grains in areas that bear more weight or gravitational stress are harder to erode—leaving behind these amazing arches for us to admire. Thank you mother nature! ❤️