Golden Spike

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Easly one of the most famous off-road trails in the United States, if not the world. Golden Spike, home of the famous Golden Crack obstacle, is at the top of people's favorite trails in Moab, Utah. Full of amazing scenery, challenging obstacles, and even better stories, this trail is the perfect r... Read More
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Highlights of Golden Spike

Desert Category Icon Desert
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Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
5432 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
D1579 and D1573
Nearest Town
Moab
Nearest Services
Moab
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Moab Field Office

Overview

Easly one of the most famous off-road trails in the United States, if not the world. Golden Spike, home of the famous Golden Crack obstacle, is at the top of people's favorite trails in Moab, Utah. Full of amazing scenery, challenging obstacles, and even better stories, this trail is the perfect receipt to make any 4x4 trip legendary. You can easily say that this trail is one of those trails that offers it all. The trail has slickrock, fins, sand, narrow scenic canyons, waterfalls, ledges, long steep hills, amazing overlooks & viewpoints, wild obstacles, and sometimes standing water. If you are lucky, you might even see Golden Eagles soaring high above or catch a glimpse of a natural arch. So whether this is your first time in Moab or you are a seasoned vet, if you haven't done Golden Spike yet, this trail needs to be put at the top of your list to see why most people call this the best trail in Moab.

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33 Waypoints
101 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
11 Community Reviews
1 Video
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