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Poison Spider Mesa

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Location Moab, UT
Rating Difficult,
Length 5mi
Time 2hrs

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Popular hard-core trail gets you to Golden Spike.

Fun-filled combination of challenging obstacles and incredible scenery. Most people drive the first half of route on their way to Golden Spike, Trail #29. But don’t miss the loop. It’s an entirely different experience featuring a sandy play hill, amazing slickrock climbs, a stunning overlook and a very unique arch. We also found the loop great fun in our Polaris RZR. This is a popular mountain bike trail. Drive with caution and be courteous to bikers at all times. If you have time, take the side trip to Barney’s Overlook (see map).


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Large awkward ledges with tippy spots. Many (not all) have bypasses. Modified vehicles with bigger tires, lockers and high ground clearance are best suited, but some drivers of newer aggressive stock SUVs are getting through with careful tire placement and the help of a good spotter.






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MIke says

7/9/19 Right from the beginning this trail lets you know it's not going to be a cake walk. The trail is in good shape and the challenges have bypasses EXCEPT for the waterfall. There is no way around it. Ironically there are two spots on the way to the waterfall that have anchor points you can winch off of to get up them however the main waterfall has none. The most challenging part of the trail is the top of that waterfall, with no lockers and only a 2" lift we did some undercarriage scraping and I left some rubber on the trail for it to remember us by. The trail isn't as well marked as Hell's and Fins but you can figure it out easy enough. It does get tippy in a few spots and can be intimidating in others but keep a level head, good lines and a good spotter and you will be fine. We ran a 2" lift, 33s aired down, discos, frame mounted rock rails and open diffs in a 2018 Sahara JL and had no problems with picking the right lines and making it through.
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