Jack is leading us today on a rock crawling expedition that includes not only using our 4-wheel drive vehicles but also all four of our limbs. Yes, today’s ride includes a couple of hikes! Michele and I are ecstatic, the guys not so much. Corona Arch is our first stop for a 1.5 mile trek up to this famous arch. Known for local pilot Tim Martin’s daring flights through it before the FAA determined that such flights are “not legal,” Corona Arch is not only beautiful but is also an historic aviation landmark. Click here to see videos of Martin’s arch flying feats.
Corona Arch is a very popular tourist attraction so be prepared to search for parking if you arrive on a weekend or holiday. Allow at least 2 hours for the visit. The hike does not require that much time, but you may want lots of time to admire the arches, take photos, catch your breathe and/or build up your nerve for the downhill hike out (I don’t know why the rocks seem more slippery going down but they do).
Here is my report on our visit to the Arch as well as a mention of our stop at the Fruit Bowl. The pictures and drone flying videos from the Fruit bowl that I refer to at the end of the video below will show up in the next post. I just need a little more time than I anticipated for editing.