Metal Masher

5/5 (6 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Moab, Utah is one of the premier off-road and four-wheel drive destinations. Comprised of some of the most well-known trails in all of the United States, it has trail types that suit all drivers' wheeling desires. Some would call it an "off-roader's paradise". Amongst these trails, Metal Masher is one of the more popular "hard" trails in the entire area. Comprised of slick rock, sand, and dirt, this trail offers drivers everything they are looking for and more. Not only do you get amazing wheeling, you can also take in the inspiring views of the slick rock hills, see the arches off in the landscape, and enjoy snow-capped mountains in the background.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Metal Masher is one of the more popular, harder trails in Moab. The trail is comprised of slickrock, sand, towering cliffs, and dirt with plenty of waterfalls and hill climbs. Even though most obstacles have a bypass, there are still several obstacles that you have to do. Expect 6 foot+ waterfalls, steeper than 50-degree inclines, and plenty of drops that you drag off. It is recommended that you have a lift and lockers before trying this trail. While on the trail, you will be offered some amazing overlooks of Moab and Arches National Park. Note: The .gpx track available here is of EJS 2016 Route. Stop at each obstacle and pick your route. When in doubt, follow the white tracks painted on the road surface.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (6 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 04/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail. Almost everything is bypass able. The Widow Maker approach from the right trail is harder and a little sketchy. Widow Maker itself was completely undoable without a winch for all 10 in our group. RR4x4 rated is a 7. Maybe 12 years ago but today its a 10. 90% of tghe good stuff is before the look out. After that just follow the high ledge and cut out early unless you have to try Widow maker
Trail Review: Metal Masher - Scott Osumi
Trail Review: Metal Masher - Scott Osumi
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Superb trail. The views along the rim were spectacular! None of the obstacles were too difficult or had a bypass if you looked at them and went; “yeah… no”! Would do this trail again.
Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/26/2021

Great trail, killer views. It was windy and chilly when we ran it, and with three capable rigs, we were able to do it in about 4 1/2 hours. Most of the named obstacles have bypasses but we chose to attempt all of them except Rock Chucker due to waning daylight. It would be a great trail even without the obstacles but they sure make it interesting!
Trail Review: Metal Masher - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: Metal Masher - Scott Mitchell
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/30/2020

Since it was our first time in Moab and wheeling alone we didn't plan on running Metal Masher but ended up running into a few other fellow Jeepers at Top of the World and tagged along that afternoon to check out Metal Masher. Even though we didn't try the Widow Maker obstacle, we did check it out. Metal Masher is a very scenic trail and once I recommend. We had not real issues out on the trail other than finding the trail head.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/25/2019

I ran this trail with my '98 cherokee on a 4.5 inch lift with 31x10.5s and a rear locker. I did have to winch on "Mirror Gulch" because I wasn't willing to use momentum to get up the obstacle. I was on the trail by myself with my family and I didn't want to risk damage. It's a great trail. I chose it because there are very few off camber spots and limited exposure to heights and cliff edges. I had a passenger who is very sensitive to heights and "tip over" sensation. If I were by myself, I would choose Poison Spider over of this trail. This one is still great, though.

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