Gold Bar Rim

4.5/5 (8 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 11/17/2019
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Highlights

Gold Bar Rim is a fantastic offroad trail in its own right, but it is also known to be the first or last leg of the famous "Trifecta", which is comprised of Poison Spider and Golden Spike. Situated near Moab, this trail offers continual obstacles and views of desert scenery that include the dramatic Moab Canyon and Gold Bar Canyon.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2020

I ran this trail in my XJ on 31s with lockers front and rear. We had a good time. The waterfall is a trip, but we made it down and back up without issue, although I couldn't make it up the hard line. We didn't see another vehicle the entire day which was pretty nice.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
79550
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/17/2019

Ran this as the last part of our day after starting on Poison Spider. Most of the obstacles have several lines of varying difficulty making this a good trail for moderate to extreme builds. Thos most difficult obstacle by far is the waterfall. Theo ne thing I'll say about this trail, is that no matter how well built you are, it is a SLOW and BUMPY trail the entire way. Makes for a really long end if you are running the entire Trifecta.
Todd
Official Crew
103150
Status: Open
Visited: 04/15/2017

Drove the portion from Little Canyon Trailhead south to Gemini Bridges Trailhead. No rating change.
TJ Bosworth
Official Crew
20250
Status: Open
Visited: 04/15/2017

We ran the last (or first) mile of this trail just to get back to Gemini Bridges after running Little Canyon. The trail was busy due to Easter Jeep Safari. It was a beautiful day and very dry so the dust was heavy. Other than that, no major changes.
Todd
Official Crew
103150
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/04/2017

Our plan was to run Gold Bar Rim to Golden Spike, then backtrack to Little Canyon. After a fairly late start we ran out of daylight that we needed to get Little Canyon accomplished. Gold Bar Rim was a great trail with epic views of the canyons and the La Sal Mountains. In terms of difficulty, I had no issues with my JKU on 35s and a 2.5" lift. We were able to navigate an almost completely stock JK through the entire trail that only had a few issues going back up "The Waterfall".
Trail Review: Gold Bar Rim - Todd
Trail Review: Gold Bar Rim - Todd
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