Today, I’m taking a break from my Africa videos for a throwback adventure in Moab, Utah. In this video, I’m headed out to the Corona Arch to rappel and do a mini-swing off it. However, before continuing, I do have to say that this video was filmed before the BLM, or Bureau of Land Management, closure, so at the present time, you can’t actually rappel off the arch.
The Corona Arch can be reached via a fun and relatively flat hike over some really nice Moab landscape, and the Corona Arch area is even more interesting because Bowtie Arch is just next door to it and there are other several large cave formations.
Getting to the top requires hiking up a relatively steep trail behind the arch that’s backed up by bolts and ropes. The top is an awesome sight, partly for the solitude, and the arch seems so much wider.
I had no idea what to expect of the Corona Arch. I didn’t know the hike to the top was going to be a short one with bolts, so I have a dumb rappel setup here that’s more suited for canyoneering. But, it doesn’t matter because the rappel is amazing. Just watch the video!
With no one around at the end of the day, I finish my final rappel with a mini rope-swing. The BIG rope swing is what eventually caused the temporary, and possibly permanent, closure of roped activites at the Arch. It was probably a tough call for the BLM as Moab is known as a place of unhinged adventure, but there are several other things to do if you make it out here.
However, even with the closure, there are a ton of adventures to be had out in Moab and Utah!