Corona Arch

Corona Arch, Moab, Utah

Corona Arch, Moab, Utah

On this day, Becky and I decided to do a hike together while Peter worked in the condo (his choice). One of the most beautiful arches in the Moab area, Corona Arch stands proud in BLM (Bureau of Land Management) territory. A hike of about two miles took us to this marvelous sight. It’s a challenging hike. To get here, we climbed up a steep rock containing small hand and foot holds carved into its side as well as a short crawl across a tilted surface whose edge dropped several hundred feet. Then we climbed up a short ladder, through a small crevice and onto this plateau…well worth it for this view!

23 comments on “Corona Arch

  1. I should say so! So pretty it barely looks real! More like a movie set. 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I don’t know for sure whether Corona Arch has been featured, but the Moab area has served as a location for many films. In fact, there’s a great museum in one of the local resorts displaying artifacts and posters from the films that have been shot in the area.

      It is really pretty. Here’s an interesting detail, Jennifer. If you look at the photo closely, you’ll see a little bump on the top of the arch close to the left side. That’s a person sitting there waiting for the right moment to do a bungee jump down the center. We didn’t stay to watch…

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Just an addendum, Jennifer. In my opinion, this area is just plain photogenic. I’m still working on processing my shots!

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  2. mimijk says:

    These photos are amazing Cathy…I would gladly hike to see this glorious arch!! You are capturing such beauty…

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  3. Wow.

    I love the composition.

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  4. vastlycurious.com says:

    This is simply beautiful Cathy and only two miles in ! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I know, Kathryn! A short hike gets you this! There a so many places like this in the Moab area. We have been many times and find new hikes and places to go every time we go back. This was a repeat for me and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        I will try someday too. It’s funny,I hike with a group and we hike here 10 miles to get to the top of a hill or sometimes longer in a circle through the woods but no vista’s like that !!

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    I might even brave a potential snake sighting for that view. Then again, I really hate them… Do you encounter snakes when you hike around these places?

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  6. I’m parking on your blog today to catch up, Cathy. I’ve got so many blogs in my backlog, I’m sorry!! I’ve never been to Moab but I’ve heard it’s quite lovely and lots of interesting people. This formation is stunning. I’m afraid of heights so I probably wouldn’t be climbing any ladders or anything on a hike, so I’m glad you took this photo!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Weebs:
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m afraid of heights, too, but I don’t do too badly if I stay away from the edge. But I certainly wouldn’t climb Corona Arch! That little bump on the top/left side if the arch is a guy preparing to bungee jump!
      Cathy

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  7. russtowne says:

    Thank you for sharing this majestic photo, Cathy.
    Russ

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  8. That photograph of the Corona arch is a stunner. How could a formation like that have got created? Could it be from wind erosion or due to some volcanic activity?

    Shakti

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Shakti. It’s my understanding that these arches are formed mostly by water erosion where softer layers of sandstone erode underneath harder top layers. Hard to imagine in this desert environment, but I guess the way the sandstone was deposited in this area of the U.S., it’s quite common.
      Cathy

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  9. Athena Brady says:

    What an amazing location, stunning Cathy, absolutrly stunning.

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