Poison Spider Mesa
Poison Spider Mesa is one of Moab’s classic trails that offers a number of challenging obstacles and excellent scenery. It is also one of Moab’s more popular trails. This trail requires a high-clearance 4×4 vehicle as there are a number of obstacles. While some of them can be bypassed, others cannot be avoided.
This trail can get confusing in areas, and having a guide familiar with the trail or a GPS track would be highly recommended. There are a couple of overlooks that can also be explored off of the loop section of the trail. Also, don’t forget to stop and checkout Little Arch. It’s a very short hike, and well worth it. You can also look down on Moab Rim from this area, and get a great view of the Colorado River and the city of Moab.
Poison Spider Mesa is also the most commonly used entrance to the Golden Spike trail, which turns off right before the loop part of the trail begins. Then after Golden Spike, you can exit via Gold Bar Rim. This is a common route, but be prepared, as it can take all day to complete.
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