Poison Spider Loop Route
ElevationAscent: 1,975' 602 m
Descent: -1,960' -597 m
High: 5,048' 1,538 m
Low: 4,021' 1,226 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“Sand, slickrock, and stellar views—this ride is classic Moab.”— Leslie Kehmeier
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Need to Know
Due to many routes, and lots of unmarked roads, navigation is more difficult on Poison Spider Mesa than other areas in Moab. Take a good map and the MTB Project mobile app and be aware there is no way off of Poison Spider Mesa except on the Poison Spider Mesa Road you start on. If you find yourself lost, retrace your steps and return the way you came.
Turn left at the Golden Spike Jeep Route (signed GS) and ride for 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Where Eagles Dare (WED), and continue for almost a mile. At an intersection, go straight to take in a grand viewpoint over Bootlegger Canyon and Corona Arch.
From there, go back to WED and turn north. Continue for just over a quarter mile. At the sign that reads, "Where Eagles Dare Obstacle", turn right (southeast) to continue on WED toward GS (Golden Spike). WARNING: Turning left here will take you on a route that contains slopes over 35 degrees and is not recommended for an e-bike.
Heading southeast, continue on the WED to the intersection of Golden Spike and the Portal Connector Road. Follow Portal Connector Road for 0.7mi to the top of the Portal Viewpoint.
Note: the Portal singletrack and Gold Bar Rim singletrack are non-motorized routes.
Turn right and head southwest following signs for "PS", or Poison Spider 4x4 Route for 2.8 miles. At this point, you are back on the original road you came in on. From here, return on this road for 5.3 miles, heading south to the trailhead and parking lot.
Due to many routes, and lots of unmarked roads, navigation is more difficult on Poison Spider Mesa. Take a good map or the MTB Project mobile app and be aware there is no way off of Poison Spider Mesa except on the Poison Spider Mesa Road you start on. If you find yourself lost, retrace your steps and return the way you came.