Gemini Bridges

Moab, Utah 84532

Gemini Bridges

Gemini Bridges Professional Review and Guide

"Gemini Bridges is one of those routes that everyone loves to ride time and again, especially if they’re not hell-bent on pitting testosterone against slickrock or stamina against marathon rides. It’s perfect for fledgling bikers because the route is largely downhill. However, it’s hardly a cruise through the park because the sometimes rough conditions work your arms and the mile-long climb out of Little Canyon is a little devil. But the sweeping panorama of Monitor and Merrimac buttes to the north, Gold Bar Rim to the east, and the La Sal Mountains and Behind the Rocks to the southeast outweigh any hardships endured.

What makes this route unique is that it places you on top of the namesake arches rather than making you crane your neck skyward from underneath. In fact, it’s easy to pass right by the bridges unknowingly. The fun comes when you step out onto their flat tops and peer into the acoustically resounding alcove below. Acrophobics might want to stay on the mainland. Later, the route wanders up the hanging valley of Little Canyon and to the rim of orange-brown cliffs that overlook Moab Canyon and Arches National Park. General location: The lower trailhead is 10 miles north of Moab; the upper trail is 24.5 miles north and west of Moab. Tread: Rock-studded and sand doubletracks."

More Gemini Bridges Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trail is well marked by the Moab Bike Patrol and the BLM and can be enjoyed as a point-to-point, mostly downhill trip with the use of a shuttle. The Gemini Bridges area is host to many unique rock formations and fossil records. Little Canyon, the Gooney Bird, the Bride, the Crack House, Crips Hole, Four Arch Canyon, and the Arths Pasture are all sights along this trail.

Though the trail is well marked, it can be confusing at the Bridges where the trail spurs down to the Bridges themselves. Remember, this is just a spur. In order to continue on your journey you must climb back up to where this spur departed the main trail. Trail Surface: Dirt road and 4WD track. Hardpack, sand, loose rock, gravel, and lumpy bedrock on a dirt road. Downhill most of the way if done as a point-to-point."

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I TOOK MY 10 YR OLD SON AND 8 YR OLD DAUGHTER ON THIS TRAIL. THIS WAS THEIR FIRST MOAB EXPERIENCE. IT IS A GREAT TRAIL FOR BEGINEERS. THE BRIDGES ARE GREAT. THE RIDE IS EASY WITH ALMOST NO EXPOSED SECTIONS. GREAT FOR FAMILIES
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Trail Information

Moab
Nearby City
13.7
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Spring (March into June) and Fall (September into November)
Season
6,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office, 435-259-2100
Local Contacts
USGS: Gold Bar Canyon, The Knoll, Merrimac Butte
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018