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Poison Spider Mesa

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Spider Mesa, Poison Spider Trail, West Moab Poison Spider Mesa Loop, Moab, Colorado River

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail is about 10 miles long and mainly consists of Navajo Sandstone with some sandy and rocky sections. The trail is open to all vehicle types but is geared toward the more experienced rider due to steep climbs and steep and sharp switchbacks.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMoab, UT
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From: Moab, UT
1) Take US-191 north about 5 miles
2) Turn left (south-west) on SR-279, continue about 6 miles
3) Look for the "Dinosaur Tracks" sign, turn here.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesUT OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedCamping at William's Bottom and Jaycee Park Campgrounds
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
CommentNo specific decibel limit but excessive mechanical noise is prohibited.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Williams Bottom Campground Fees

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2100
utmbmail@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoUtah State Parks OHV Education Office
1594 W North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 648-7433
ohveducation@utah.gov
stateparks.utah.gov
CommentOHV Permit Info

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Poison Spider Mesa Trail

Photo Submitted 12/26/2014 (Great shot! Thank you.)

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TERRAIN

Square Miles5
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3900 to 4800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

GPS POINTS

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Moab Regional Hospital (435) 719-3500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (435) 259-0500
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (435) 259-0500
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)William's Bottom Campground (435) 259-2100
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (435) 259-0500
Swimming Swim AreaMoab, UT
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteColorado River
Boating Launch Boat RampMoab, UT
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