Gold Bar Rim

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4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 04/09/2023
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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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4.8/5 (13)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail! I ran it backwards, so WP 10 waterfall was tough to get up heavily loaded and without lockers. There is a great winch point that I tested out.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I liked this trail. But we were pressed for time, racing the sun. Lots of staircases, up and down. Great views and remoteness. Recommend you run this with other vehicles in case of a breakdown. My 4 door JL Rubicon on 37s, full skids, 3.5" lift, had no problems taking this trail out to the north of Golden Spike. I was able to drive up the infamous Waterfall (a big wall with black rubber all over it) without winching, even with an inoperative front locker. Bring a camera. Get an early start if you intend to run this trail with Golden Spike and Poison Spider in the same day.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Super technical trail. Lots and lots of steep rock ledges and staircases. Very few bypasses available making things very difficult for smaller rigs. The “Waterfall” is basically impassable unless you have a buggy. Everyone had to winch up it. The description of the obstacle states the left line is the easiest and it was basically a 90 degree incline taller than the length of a Jeep.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail, took this on the way out from Golden Spike. This trail gave several of our guys some problems. But we all made it through
Trail Review: Gold Bar Rim - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Gold Bar Rim - Josh Noesser
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We started the "Trifecta" with this trail. Very fun trail with some great scenery, but then again its Moab, so scenery is always great. The Water Fall is everything you think it is and then some, we did it going down and while it does cause some anxious moments when you start down just go slow and easy and will be fine. I actually got too far to the left and slid into one of the the big rocks there with my left front tire, had to back up just enough to get around the rock. Great trail over all!!!

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