Gemini Bridges Trail Overview

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  • Distance: 48-mile round trip from Moab
  • Off-Road Portion: 14 miles of 4-wheel drive trail
  • Estimated Duration: Minimum 2-1/2 hours
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Trail Experience

The Gemini Bridges Trail is an easy off-roading experience, perfect for those looking to enjoy scenic drives with less challenging terrain. The trail lies between US Highway 191 and SR 313, offering grand vistas and access to numerous other trails. The highlight is the stunning Gemini Bridges, twin arches located on the rim of Bull Canyon.

Route Description

  • Starting Point: North on US Highway 191 from Moab’s center.
  • Initial Route: After 9.8 miles, turn left near an old ore car by the railroad tracks.
  • Through Little Canyon: The trail climbs the cliff slope to Little Canyon, passing old mine trails and offering expansive views.

Key Highlights

  • Steep Dugway: A steep climb offering vistas in all directions.
  • Gemini Bridges: The trail’s pinnacle, featuring spectacular twin arches on the canyon rim.
  • Scenic Views: Panoramic vistas of Bull Canyon and the surrounding area.

Safety and Navigation

  • Trail Forks: Stay on the main trail, avoiding spurs and less-maintained routes.
  • Near Gemini Bridges: Follow marked trails to the bridges, avoiding unnecessary paths.
  • Return Route: Return towards the “Y” junction, taking a shortcut to rejoin the main trail.

Scenic Views and Return

As you journey back, the trail offers continuous scenic views. You’ll rejoin the graded road, leading to SR 313, where a right turn takes you back to US Highway 191, and a left leads towards Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park.

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