Steel Bender Loop Route

Total Miles


1764.93 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



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.


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


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.