Poison Spider Mesa

4.9/5 (34 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 04/09/2023

Trail Information



Moab is one of the premier off-road and four-wheel drive destinations. Comprised of many of the most well-known trails in all United States, it has trail types that suit all drivers wheeling desires and is often called an off-roader's paradise. Amongst these trails, Poison Spider is one of the most popular and challenging trails in the area. You get amazing wheeling, and you can also take in the inspiring Little Arch with a view of the Colorado River behind it. The bold will continue to Golden Spike, Where Eagles Dare, and finish on Gold Bar Rim. Very few complete what is known as "The Trifecta."

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Poison Spider Mesa is a lollipop-shaped loop that also connects to the Golden Spike trail. The trail is comprised of slickrock, sand, and dirt, with plenty of waterfalls, ledges, and hill climbs. Even though most obstacles have a bypass, several are still mandatory. Expect 6-foot tall waterfalls, steeper than 30-degree inclines, and plenty of drops you drag bumpers on. Poison Spider Mesa is recommended for experienced drivers in a modified vehicle with a lift, larger tires, and traction aid devices like lockers. However, if you don't mind undercarriage scraping, this trail can be run in a stock Jeep with an experienced driver and careful line placement.

Note: The .gpx track available here is of the hardest lines possible on the trail. Stop at each obstacle and pick your route. When in doubt, follow the white tracks painted on the road surface.

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (35)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail with good obstacles. A bit more than I was really looking for in my 2dr with 2.5in loft and 35s but nothing else. Ran Top of the World yesterday and that felt easier for sure. Turned about at the waterfall
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Had a great time. This app was really great because I was leading a group of some fairly new Jeepers and having the descriptions of the obstacles, I was able to let the group know which lines they might enjoy.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail! Halfway through pay close attention to the trails off road GPS as it's easy to get off the trail due to all the rzr,s going all over the place! Best views!
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Man, this trail has gotten torn up, I think the hardest part of the trail is now at waypoint 4. Ran this as part of the trifecta
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We only did this trail up to way point 14 where we had to turn around because we were out of time and had a dinner meeting in town. It is a fun trail that requires a spotter and some caution, but I did it in a tj with 2.5 inch lift and 33 inch ATs.

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