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Corona Arch Domes


“Corona Arch domes’ is a name I give to a plateau of sandstone humps or domes that lies north of Corona and Bow Tie arches. (The plateau of domes is at the center of this Wikimapia aerial view.) From the very popular Corona Arch Trail most of the plateau is hidden from view. although hikers going to Corona Arch can see a little bit of the plateau when getting their first view of the arch (see first photo).

The plateau called to me, so I have explored parts of it. Getting there is much more involved than the hike to Corona Arch: a clockwise loop that starts in Culvert Canyon takes me about three hours one way. Hiking on the plateau is limited to the garden areas between domes and the gentler slopes of the domes themselves. Many slopes of the domes are too steep to be negotiated.

One 4x4 trail goes right to the north end of the domes; now and then motorcyclists venture briefly onto the plateau for roller coaster rides on the domes. In May 2014 I saw old motorcyle tracks in the dirt close to Pinto Arch---somebody had guts to accomplish that feat but also had little respect for the environment.

Newest uploads are at the BOTTOM of the page, but they stay there temporarily, then get moved elsewhere to fit in the "geographic chronology" of the photos.

Corona Arch domes from below
Corona Arch domes from below
Entrance to Culvert Canyon
Entrance to Culvert Canyon
Looking out of Culvert Canyon
Looking out of Culvert Canyon
The route ahead
The route ahead
Buttress Boy
Buttress Boy
Hiking gear at buttress rest break
Hiking gear at buttress rest break
Culvert Canyon panorama
Culvert Canyon panorama
Following the cliff
Following the cliff
Tributary canyon seen from cliff traverse
Tributary canyon seen from cliff traverse
Jeep Arch in the distance
Jeep Arch in the distance
Strange erosion
Strange erosion
Light coming through Jeep Arch
Light coming through Jeep Arch
Light coming through Jeep Arch
Light coming through Jeep Arch
Stream canyon leading to the domes
Stream canyon leading to the domes
Pour-off ahead marks a dead-end
Pour-off ahead marks a dead-end
Motorcyclists in the domes
Motorcyclists in the domes
Steep descent
Steep descent
Mesa at center is an oddity
Mesa at center is an oddity
Another attempt to calm the masses
Another attempt to calm the masses
Tree among the domes
Tree among the domes
Great hiking terrain
Great hiking terrain
Large garden between domes (looking south-southwest)
Large garden between domes (looking south-southwest)
Little garden above a big pour-off into Bootlegger Canyon
Little garden above a big pour-off into Bootlegger Canyon
Frustrated above Corona Arch
Frustrated above Corona Arch
Pano from domes above Corona Arch
Pano from domes above Corona Arch
Railroad track and Fall colors in Bootlegger Canyon
Railroad track and Fall colors in Bootlegger Canyon
Domes and garden (and Gold Bar Tower)
Domes and garden (and Gold Bar Tower)
Victim of psycho-aural energy
Victim of psycho-aural energy
Man-made?
Man-made?
Bow Tie Arch in puky colors
Bow Tie Arch in puky colors
Bow Tie Arch in less-puky colors
Bow Tie Arch in less-puky colors
Arch Boy fails fashion test above Bow Tie Arch
Arch Boy fails fashion test above Bow Tie Arch
Pinto Arch, from above
Pinto Arch, from above
Pinto Arch, from below
Pinto Arch, from below
Late afternoon view in Culvert Canyon (Corona Arch domes at upper right)
Late afternoon view in Culvert Canyon (Corona Arch domes at upper right)
Arch Boy is properly dressed for Bow Tie Arch
Arch Boy is properly dressed for Bow Tie Arch
Idiot tracks in cryptobiotic crust
Idiot tracks in cryptobiotic crust