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“Classic Moab trail” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poison Spider Trail

Ranked #44 of 90 things to do in Moab
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Phoenix, Arizona
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158 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
“Classic Moab trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I always pegged this as a great 1st time Moab 4wd trail, but depending on your experience, this may be further up the ladder for you.. Thrilling climbs, awesome tippy spots and of course, the scenery is unlike anywhere else in the states. I've driven this trail in the heat of the summer, the dead of winter, and under blinding rain out of nowhere on a previously sunny day. It never gets old and is a good time every time.

Visited September 2013
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Vallejo, California
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Still fun after all these years but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We make a point of running this trail every time we come to Moab. We always combine it with Golden Spike and Gold Bar. If you are looking for a super hardcore jeep trail then this isn't it but if you want to have some fun and see some beautiful scenery then this is the place to go. Parts of the trail seem to get easier every year while others get harder, that's the fun part! Unfortunately the ATV's seem dead set on getting these trails closed down as the trail keeps getting more abused and more and more bypasses are being made around the tough sections by them. My advice, if you can't stay on the trail and make the obstacle, turn around and go somewhere else! If you can't respect the trails then please stay home. This is a great, historic trail that is being threatened by a few uncaring people.

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“First Trip to Moab, UT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great jeep trail to run, big climb, but better down hill finish. do it early to avoid the heat. Moderate in difficulty.

Visited May 2014
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NC
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hiked this trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

While this is an ORV and bike trail, I hiked part of it during the government shutdown. You can easily step aside whenever bikes or jeeps come by. The hike it's worth it because after about an hour of walking you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Not for beginners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I took down Poison Spider in a Can-Am 650 Outlander XT. This is an advanced rider type of trail. The toughest part is the 1st 4 miles. Go to Youtube and look up some videos and you will see what I'm talking about. Give yourself at least 4-5hrs to complete the loop.

Visited October 2013
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