I love that hike and it is dog friendly, at least Duchess loved it...Moab is surrounded by national parks, but there is so much beautiful scenery outside the parks... Thanks for posting.
Thank you for looking and voting Liba,
You are right. It is not just the established parks around Moab, that entire area in Utah looks like a national park.
I had done the Goosberry Trail that morning and was done by noon. There was still plenty of time left so I did this beautiful little hike.
When I was there in late March 2009 there were no cables up by the Corona Arch moki steps.
Thanks for voting and commenting. I certainly did see and use cables by the trail that lead to the arch (April 2010). I did not look to see if there were any cables or steps to climb the arch itself, if that is what you are talking about.
Sorry - I did not look close enough at your picture. East of Corona Arch itself there is a buttress that has a series of small toeholds cut into it that can be used to ascend the buttress and the top of Corona Arch itself. These toeholds have with them cable holders but no cables when we were there. Without the cables it is steep and has a couple of very exposed places. A fall would be fatal in a couple. My 12 year old son declined to try (I was tempted but thought better of forcing him to try it). If the missing cables were there, he would have tried it.
I can only imagine, climbing toeholds with no cable, Scary!
FYI-saw a piece on the news about the Arch: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/blm_restricts_roped.html
Thank you for the vote and the link.