Steel Bender 4x4 Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Steel Bender 4x4 Trail is a 17.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

17.6 miles
2375 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly



mountain biking

off road driving

trail running


wild flowers


A very scenic trail that begins and ends in Mill Creek Canyon. In between, you meander up and down rocky benches along canyon drainage. A popular mountain biking trail. Bikers usually start at Ken's Lake and ride in opposite direction described here. Be courteous, move over to make room to pass and offer water if needed. Most bikers stay on the route marked Flat Pass Road. They rarely take the northern loop described here that is used for the Easter Jeep Safari. Steel Bender is surrounded by Wilderness Study Areas, so it is critical that you stay on marked routes at all times. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Stream crossings and countless tall ledges a real bumper thumper. Two notable obstacles: one is called "The Wall," the other called "The Fall." When you've completed these obstacles, you'll understand their names. High ground clearance, excellent articulation and lockers recommended. Experienced drivers only. Not for stock vehicles.

off road driving
21 days ago

This was extremely difficult and slow! 2 miles an hour in order to keep the side by side from being damaged was not that fun! Had to turn back after we came across a drop off that would have bottomed out extremely hard. It was a rental so we turned around.

9 months ago

Great trail to do! Bypasses are available almost at all harder spots.

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off road driving
Monday, September 26, 2016

off road driving
Wednesday, July 22, 2015