Posion Spider and Golden Spike OHV Trail

HARD 16 reviews

Posion Spider and Golden Spike OHV Trail is a 20 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 20.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,995 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

bird watching

ohv / off road driving




Golden Spike is one of the most popular and difficult off-road driving trails near Moab. Golden Spike is in the middle of two other difficult trails: Poison Spider and Gold Bar Rim. Golden Spike is a dream trail of challenging obstacles, which include such well-known names as the Launch Pad, Skyline Drive, the Golden Crack, the Golden Stairs, The Wall and Double Whammy. Much of the trail skirts the edge of high cliffs overlooking Moab. The trail cannot be accessed directly from any paved highway. To reach Golden Spike you must first drive Poison Spider Mesa from the south or Gold Bar Rim from the north. Most people drive the trail from the south, as it is described here. Open all year weather permitting. 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. Please note that this is a difficult trail for experienced off-roaders only. One of the toughest and most time-consuming trails in the Moab area. Climb and descend numerous high rock ledges. Daunting slickrock maneuvers. Few bypasses. Differential lockers, high ground clearance, and body protection highly recommended. Vehicle suspension is severely tested.

off road driving
11 months ago

Very Fun Trail - would rate as moderate - hard in an 93 land cruiser, 35's, lockers.

Friday, March 30, 2018

It’s a long day but running this trail is very challenging and very rewarding. Lockers and good ground clearance is a must.

off road driving
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Extremely challenging! Gorgeous views! Great full day combination with Poison Spider.

off road driving
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fun trail for 4X4 action with lots of scenery. I did the trifecta which is Poison Spider, Golden Spike, and Gold Bar Rim. It took me over 12 hours to complete but well worth the effort.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Friday, May 22, 2015

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