Metal Masher 4x4 Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Metal Masher 4x4 Trail is a 35.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson Springs, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

35.4 miles
3,940 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

nature trips

off road driving


You can't talk about this trail without saying Widow Maker Featured obstacles include Rock Chucker and Widow Maker. These obstacles have gotten much more difficult in recent years. Fortunately, they both have bypasses. Metal Masher, in addition to offering tough challenges, features one of the best overlooks in Moab along spectacular Arths Rim. Best time to go: Spring and Fall. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Classic hardcore trail for modified vehicles only. Very high ground clearance, lockers and large tires required, winch recommended. Always drive this trail with a group. Several sections of the route cross barren slickrock where route-finding is extremely difficult. Fortunately, the trail has been marked with painted white lizard symbols, which greatly improve your chances of staying on the trail. Painted symbols wear away over time, so you'll be glad to have a tracklog.

8 days ago

No way for Widow Maker, but the trail was good!

off road driving
4 months ago