|Typically Open:||Year Round|
(DIFFICULT - EXTREME)
|Highest Elevation:||6792 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour 20 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||North|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Cedar Fort|
|Official Road Name:||Constrictor|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Manaement|
|District:||5 Mile Recreation Area|
This is one of the harder trails within this network, other than Sidewinder. Even more modified rigs will be put to the test just to get to the hardest of the obstacles; Eagles Nest. At this point, you should expect breakage or a rollover if you even have the guts to attempt this wall. There is a winch point beyond it, but it can only help so much. Many people turn around at the sight of Eagles Nest, however, a few have made it beyond this point and reached the top. This is a great trail for a bit more of a challenge within "the snakes" as the locals call it. Consisting of 5 total well-established trails, this area is sure to never leave you wanting more.
Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.Read more about our rating system
|Spring:||Trail can be wet in the early months, drying out to the summer months.|
|Summer:||Trail is usually dry and dusty.|
|Fall:||Trail is usually dry and dusty.|
|Winter:||Trail may have small amounts of snow.|
The trailhead starts just after the mine tailings at the end of Rattlesnake.
Quickly after you start, you will be taking the left (north) fork where the road splits.
At this point, you must decide how hard you want to go. If you take the left (north) fork, this will bypass 2 of the major obstacles on the trail. If you fork right (east), you will come to the Ladder and Wayne's World. ***For this guide, the GPX track will take you right at this fork up to the base of Wayne's World and circle back to this point to continue around the bypass. Mile Markers Reflect This***
This obstacle will eat up short wheelbase vehicles. Consisting of ledge after ledge, you always seem to be in the rut with both your front and rear tires, unless you have the right stance. Pick any line you choose, but be careful you don't roll backward into the tree!
This is one of the most well-known obstacles near Salt Lake City for a challenge. Many people try and many people even succeed at this waterfall, however, it has claimed many broken parts and body damage over the years. If you have a short wheelbase or minimal flex, you will want to swing hard right and climb up the off camber area with your passenger side. The hole at the bottom on the driver's side gets bigger every weekend. 4 feet of vertical slickrock awaits your driver front tire if you stay left. After you get your rear end up the first climb, you will be in another hole awaiting to climb another near-vertical section. Slight momentum helps with this obstacle. If there is water at the base of the first ledge, it can make this almost impossible.
Continue straight for Constrictor. This is where the bypass meets up with the road out of the Ladder and Wayne's World.
This is a deceiving little obstacle. Consisting of 3 slanted slopes down toward the passenger side, you will approach this obstacle right after a 90 degree left turn. If you swing wide and back up a little, you can get a better line. Slickrock is the makeup of this one and it shows. Any vehicles with smaller tires will have a chance at hanging up a diff if you slip into the low points. You must also avoid bouncing off of the rock on the passenger's side. Pick your high points!
This is THE obstacle. Eagles Nest (also known as the Waterfall) is menacing to look at. A 5-foot ledge stretches across the entire trail. Even the most capable of vehicles will struggle here if they decide to attempt it. There is a winch anchor about 20 yards beyond the ledge for additional help. Alternately, there have been attempts to climb the right edge of the hill, ultimately guiding you right along the edge. This can be considered the "easy" line. The issue with this line is that there are holes on both passenger and driver sides, with a large rock right in the middle, easily hanging up your front end. The width of this line is only about 70 inches at its neck so there is not much room to play.
If you have made it this far, obstacles such as this should prove no challenge. This is a slanted rock where the trail necks down, also making a slight left turn.
This obstacle is a little reminiscent of The Tickler, with only 2 slants, however, you don't have many lines to pick as it is very narrow in this section.
Once you reach the end, the views are incredible. This is also the intersection with The Climb.
Trailhead Coordinates: 40.279093, -112.192971
Starting Point: Lehi, Utah