Corona Arch - Photo by Bob Wick BLMU.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently designated 19 national recreation trails in 17 states including the Corona Arch Trail, managed by the Bureau of Land Management Utah, near Moab, Utah. “By designating these new national trails, we acknowledge the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Secretary Zinke. “
The trail, located 14 driving miles from Moab, is a moderately strenuous 3-mile round-trip hike provides visitors with striking views of the Colorado River and a large slick-rock canyon. There are a few sections of the trail with mild exposure to heights. These sections include cables and ladders to assist hikers. At the end of the trail, hikers are welcomed by Corona Arch’s impressive 140-foot by 105-foot opening and the adjacent Bow Tie Arch.
#FindYourWay this summer and celebrate the 50th anniversary of national trails and wild and scenic rivers by visiting a trail like Corona Arch! For more information and to plan your trip, visit blm.gov/visit/corona-arch-trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water and prepare for your hike appropriately.