Moab Utah - Gemini Bridges Trail
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Few OHV experiences can rival the fun of riding an ATV in Utah’s Moab backcountry. An endless variety of undulating and challenging terrain combined with spectacular scenery provide an unforgettable experience.
It’s easy to find your way around the small town of Moab. Main St (Hwy 191) runs north and south all the way through town. Center St and Main St, where Moab Information Center is located, marks the center of town. If you need lodging or camping, it is a good idea to call well in advance.
There are several places in Moab to rent ATV’s. Check www.discovermoab.com/autorental.htm for latest information or just drive down Main St. You should check Utah’s OHV Laws (http://stateparks.utah.gov/stateparks/ohv) or call 800-648-7433.
Using your GPS for each trail
I have included Way Points for the trail. Also, in the description below, I have included complete instructions on the trail. I would print or copy the instructions off if you plan on using these Way Points.
Gemini Bridges Trail
Highlights: Beautiful scenery on way to remarkable Gemini Bridges – two giant arches at the end of Bull Canyon. The arches are not apparent until you get close and look down. An extremely popular mountain bike route. Please slow down to minimize dust when passing. To view arches from below, see Bull Canyon Trail. Road surface is well maintained and very easy. Shelf portion of Gemini Bridges Road is heavily traveled at times.
Getting There: From Moab, take Hwy 191 north about 7.5 miles and turn left into large parking area. If you reach Highway 313, you’ve gone too far. You can also reach Gemini Bridges from the west side off Highway 313. Look for well-marked road.
- Staging (mile 0) – Cross railroad tracks at staging area and turn left. Follow road south and climb high shelf road. Drop into valley and head west passing camping area and Gooney Bird Rock
- WP1 (miles 4.9) – Turn right at major “T” and climb short hill. Wide road levels out.
- (miles 5.4) – Bear right where good road goes left to Bull Canyon Trail./li>
- WP2 (miles 6.5) – Bear left where good road goes right towards Metal Masher Jeep Trail.
- (miles 7.5) – Bear left at fork. Right bypasses Gemini Bridges.
- (miles 7.7) – Stay left at clearing.
- WP3 (miles 7.8/0.0) – Park your ATV. Hike 0.2 miles left downhill to arches (Gemini Bridges). After visiting arches, return to parking area and head north to reconnect to Gemini Bridges Road, then turn left.
- WP4 (miles 0.9) – Turn left at “T” to explore Four-Arches Canyon. Drop downhill and pass through gate.
- (miles 1.5) – Stay right on main road.
- (miles 2.0) – Stay right again where road goes left to private property. Road narrows and winds downhill into narrowing canyon.
- (miles 3.0) – Road deteriorates. Right dead ends. Left continues.
- WP5 (miles 3.7) – Trail ends. Hike beyond this point. Return to Gemini Bridges Road.
- WP4 (miles 6.5/0.0) – Continue west on Gemini Bridges Road.
- WP6 (miles 0.7) – Turn right at major intersection. Left goes to Highway 313 in about 4 miles.
- WP7 (miles 2.8) – Right at “T.” Left goes to Metal Masher Jeep Trail.
- WP2 (miles 3.6) – Return to WP2 and turn left.
- Staging (mile 10.1) – Return to start.