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This is a great hike in Moab to a giant arch- and the best part is, it’s outside of Arches National Park! So if you do not want to buy a pass into the park, this is the hike for you. It’s free!

It's 3 miles round trip, with very little elevation gain outside of the first 5 minutes of the hike.

It’s only a 20 minute drive from Moab City. There is little shade, and we all know how hot Moab gets in the summer time, so this one is best in the early morning in summer, or plan on hiking it in the off season. We did the hike in February, and it was perfect.

There are two sections of the trail that have cables- one that is almost unnecessary, and one that is on an uphill section. Both are pretty easy to navigate. There is also a ladder at one point, but kids as young as 5 could probably do it on their own, and younger would likely need some help from parents.

The weather was nice and the crowds were minimal.

At the end there’s a bonus: Not just the massive, impressive, awe-inspiring Corona Arch- but there is Bowtie Arch too!

Two arches for one hike. It’s a fun time!

Thanks Krystal for submitting this article! We hadn't heard of this hike before! Check out her Instagram @wares_photo.

I'm Krystal Wares, wife to Tyler and mother to our sweet one year old Sloane. We moved to Springville by choice after graduating from school in Hawaii. We love Utah and the opportunities it affords us to explore so many new and beautiful sights. The road trip possibilities, back country access, alpine lakes, 4 seasons, snowboarding and fishing are a few of the things that keep us passionate and proud to be Utah residents.

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