Steel Bender

4.2/5 (10 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022

Trail Information


Snow Wheeling
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, Steel Bender is one of the more popular "hard" trails in the entire area. Comprised of sand, dirt, loose rocks, and some slick rock, this trail offers drivers everything they are looking for and more.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Steel Bender is one of the more popular, harder trails in Moab. The trail is comprised of slick rock, sand, water crossings, 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 and creek crossings. 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

4.2/5 (10)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Fun trail. Definitely some harder lines that can be taken. We. Didn't get to do the flat area because it was being worked on. Well do it next time around. With stops here and there it took 3 hours to do the loop clockwise. Not a ton of technical obstacles. Pretty drive
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Definitely not an easy trail but a stock jk sport can do it with an experienced driver. One of the most fun trails in Moab!
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Really enjoyed this trial. Not too difficult with by-passes for all the harder obstacles. Really close to town which was a plus.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Some of the obstacles were fun. Much of the slow crawling of the 9 miles is a bit much. Unfortunately it was raining so we also didn’t have much in the way of views.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/16/2021

Liked the main trail, lots of fun climbs able to get in to the groove. Even did the big fall to get on flat pass. Boy was that a mistake. Flat pass was way tougher than bargened for and took forever to get out. Would highly recommend the loop and staying clear of the flat pass extension.

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