Which of these Moab trails would you choose?

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You can do Hells revenge and Fins& Things in the same day. They are right there together. Also after doing Metal Masher you can go check out the Gemini Bridges. They are pretty cool.





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Hells Revenge and Fins as someone said can be done the same day easily. Probably the easiest imo.

Steelbender has 2 different routes that can double the length depending on which way you go. There is also a big drop at one point so beware.

Poison Spyder is fun and once you get past the first hill climbs it's mostly flat with sand dunes. One was so large I couldn't make it up lol. I recommend taking the loop counterclockwise to avoid driving up it.

Elephant Hill was great. Recommend getting a camping permit for a night and camping out on the trail. Awesome scenery.

Plan on going back this year to do even more. Did all of them on 35s and 2 in lift, no lockers. You shouldn't have an issue with any.
 

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I love Poison Spider.... you can speed some great times on amazing views out there! Steel Bender might drag terrible on the one big drop if you take the loop over to Flat Pass... You can run a loop on Steel Bender without doing the drop, and head back out the way you came in. I have a JKU on 37's... and my bumper drags for the last two feet of the drop... there is no bypass. Pretty sure it would test your skids and drag pretty bad.
I agree that you can get fins and Hells revenge on the same trip out there...
And do get the book! t will give you some examples of great trails...and hiking etc that are located on those trails.
The least crowded trip we have had in Moab was to take the Whale Arch/Tower Arch trail... it brings you in at the back of Arches national park near the devils kitchen...and you can drive the whole park out from there on the way back to Moab. We only saw two Jeeps all day on those back trails in Arches National Park.
 
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I love Poison Spider.... you can speed some great times on amazing views out there! Steel Bender might drag terrible on the one big drop if you take the loop over to Flat Pass... You can run a loop on Steel Bender without doing the drop, and head back out the way you came in. I have a JKU on 37's... and my bumper drags for the last two feet of the drop... there is no bypass. Pretty sure it would test your skids and drag pretty bad.
I agree that you can get fins and Hells revenge on the same trip out there...
And do get the book! t will give you some examples of great trails...and hiking etc that are located on those trails.
The least crowded trip we have had in Moab was to take the Whale Arch/Tower Arch trail... it brings you in at the back of Arches national park near the devils kitchen...and you can drive the whole park out from there on the way back to Moab. We only saw two Jeeps all day on those back trails in Arches National Park.
Thanks John! That's good info.
 

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Following as we are headed there in June.
 

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Headed to Moab in June. Plan to do fins and things with my stock Mojave. Any insight to if I’ll have any issues with my stock hight. Plan to also drive a lot through canyonlands and arches.
 
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Headed to Moab in June. Plan to do fins and things with my stock Mojave. Any insight to if I’ll have any issues with my stock hight. Plan to also drive a lot through canyonlands and arches.
From what I understand Fins is pretty tame. We are starting with Fins and Hell's Revenge tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes.
 

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Anything I can do to try and alleviate damage?? Beside lift and such?
You could maybe get a hitch skid to protect the receiver, but the bumper may still drag. When possible, while descending a ledge or hill take it at an angle instead of straight on. You're gonna have to embrace the big booty of the Gladiator.
 

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You could maybe get a hitch skid to protect the receiver, but the bumper may still drag. When possible, while descending a ledge or hill take it at an angle instead of straight on. You're gonna have to embrace the big booty of the Gladiator.
Thank you! I’ll look into the hitch skid and watch those lines.
 

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I've done these BOH Moab trails in my Gladiator: Metal Masher, Steel Bender, Cliff Hanger, and Pritchett Canyon.

I liked Cliff Hanger the best. Pritchett Canyon is the most difficult by far. I used to be a member of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers back in the 1990s and 2000s, and led trails throughout Safari week for 13 of those years, including Pritchett Canyon and Behind The Rocks. The tougher obstacles on Pritchett Canyon do not have a go around, and you will drag your axles, belly, and ass end on that trail. I had to use my winch on Rocker Knocker and the Rock Pile. Air down those 37s for best performance on slick rock. 10 psi is perfect.
 

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