Gemini Bridges

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4.4/5 (71 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 04/09/2023
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Desert Category Icon Desert
Overland Category Icon Overland
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Moab can quickly be described as "unbelievable rock formations," and the main attraction on this trail is Gemini Bridges. Gemini Bridges are a pair of twin natural bridges that sit not far off this four-wheel drive road and are accessible via an easy hike. The bridges might be a destination, but this trail offers one heck of a journey! On top of being a great beginner road, the beautiful shelf section climbing out the valley, Gooney Bird Rock, other iconic offroad trails, and the overpowering view of the La Sal Mountains make this a trip you don't want to pass up.

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Gemini Bridges runs between Highway 191 and Highway 313. It can be run in any direction. The views are typically better starting on Highway 313, driving west to east, opposite this guide. However, most people drive it from east to west to reach the other connecting trails more quickly. The road is non-technical, but it can be rough. Starting from the east, you will travel up a bumpy shelf road filled with baseball to softball-sized rocks intermixed with a few slickrock ramps. The shelf road portion can change in difficulty after any storm event or heavy traffic. Towards the top of the shelf road, it is only wide enough for one vehicle with a blind turn, and uphill traffic has the right of way. As you descend the shelf, the road will turn into a mixed surface of smooth dirt to slickrock, with minor ledges being present. The eastern portion of the trail is at a significantly higher elevation and will most likely have snow in the winter. There are no significant obstacles, and the road is suitable for any high clearance SUV with four-wheel drive and aired-down tires. Not airing your tires down will make for a rougher and bumpier drive.

Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (71)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/22/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a very easy trail but we loved it. We ran it in 2wd the whole way point to point starting in Moab. There was a cool cave to see along the way and we rode up on the gooney bird rock for luck. The 2 bridges were amazing and worth the trip alone. After the bridges it becomes just a dirt road. Very sad to see this area closing. The 4x4 community needs to come together to reopen these trails. If I see a fund to hire lawyers to SUE the BAD PEOPLE that closed it I will definitely kick down some cash.
Trail Review: Gemini Bridges - Iceman 99
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/13/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Good trail did in stock TJ two wheel drive no issues
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What an awesome way to get into canyonlands! Ran the trail in my Outback and had zero issues. It got a little bumpy at the top, but it was completely worth it.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun, easy trail with good views
Visited: 10/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

The trail from 313 is not for the faint of heart if you have any fear of heights... a few blind curves on the shelf road made my wife a bt nervous as it was our first attempt at a Moab trail. Overal it was fun with some nice rock climbs. I would say it is a little harder than a two, especially for novices.

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