Golden Spike

Give yourself plenty of time to tackle this trail. Its length and multiple obstacles bring many people home long after dark.

Total Miles


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5 Hours
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Spring - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Golden Spike
In order to finish this long route, you'll need to drive half of Poison Spider, the entire Gold Bar Rim and part of Gemini Bridges Road. This trail provides a constant stream of obstacles, so it's recommended you travel with more than one vehicle if you want to make it out before dark. RZRs will make it just fine, but ATVs will find it very challenging, especially when navigating the Golden Crack.
Getting There
Drive north from Moab on Highway 191. About 1.4 miles after crossing Colorado River, turn left on Hwy. 279. Follow it south 5.9 miles and turn right into well-marked parking lot. Then continue on Poison Spider another 5 miles, following directions to Golden Spike.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM Moab Field Office
82 E. Dogwood Ave, Moab, UT 84532