Gemini Bridges

4.5/5 (49 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 12/10/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Moab can quickly be described as "unbelievable rock formations," and the main attraction on this trail are the Gemini Bridges. Gemini Bridges are a pair of twin natural bridges that sit not far off this four-wheel drive road that 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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

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 of 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

4.5/5 (49 reviews)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Did Gemini Bridges on 10/28/22. Absolutely recommend as a fun trail that isn't too long and has amazing views along the way. The portion of the trail leading up to the Bridges was actually more difficult than I had expected, but by difficult I just mean a little bumpier and steeper in some places than I expected a 2/2 to be. If you are willing to, airing down would help a lot. Very awesome camping sites along the way that have amazing views. Lots of other connecting trails along the way as well. After you pass the Gemini Bridges (which you should definitely hike out to) the road is very flat, graded dirt and you can fly down the remaining road to the 313.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I took a bronco sport through here with a 1 1/2 inch lift. never bottomed out. this was a great beginner trail for me and it turned out great. the looks of the trail are great and there is a little bit of everything except water feature. but i thought it was a very very good trail
1400
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I run Gemini Bridges almost every time I'm in Moab. It isn't the funnest or most scenic, but it is super accessible and is a good introductory trail to people new to off roading. It has a little bit of everything including a couple of fun optional rocks to crawl over if you want a safe way to test out your rig. A great way to spend the day is Gemini Bridges to Dead Horse Point State Park then either to Long Canyon back to Moab or Shafer Trail to Potash Road back to Moab.
2200
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail and scenic to boot. The "hardest" part was the climb up on the shelf road, that climb has a great view of the US 191 below, you'll be looking back towards Moab. We took the time to pass over the base of Gooney Bird rock. The Gemini Bridges hike was easy and the views were amazing. Nothing too challenging all the way across.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Absolutely beautiful, some rough looking patches, if you're stock just take it slow. Wasn't an issue for my 22 crosstrek.
Trail Review: Gemini Bridges - VANESSA EPPERSON

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