Steel Bender Loop Route

Total Miles
9.8

Elevation

1,764.93 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a very challenging trail with one particular ledge that has become impossible for most Jeeps. The trail is particularly difficult for ATVS and UTVs as the switchbacks descend. Please avoid the illegal bypass that has been used by some in the past. A wilderness study area surrounds this trail and must be avoided.

Photos of Steel Bender Loop Route

Steel Bender Loop Route
Steel Bender Loop Route
Steel Bender Loop Route

Difficulty

Difficult. Some ledges are big and sharp, causing rear bumper thumps. Toughest stretch before Waypoint 02. Scenic loop is a bit easier. Not recommended for stock SUVs.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Greg Markel
Oct 08, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
Michael Ramos
May 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Cj Maurer
Apr 01, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

Take Highway 191 south from town about 3 miles and turn left on Spanish Trail Road at gas station. Continue straight through roundabout and climb winding Westwater Drive another mile. Turn right on marked trail just before gate to private subdivision.

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