Gemini Bridges - TRAIL

Gemini Bridges - Trail, Moab, Utah

A really great ride, primarily for the scenery. Mostly fire road. Starting from the end nearest town, you do a significant climb up fire road, then drop down into a canyon. Ride flattens out, with great views of the La Sal range. Climbs up onto a slickrock plateau, and ends at Gemini Bridges, a twin natural arch. You can actually ride across it! Has great views of Bull Canyon. Ride back the way you came, or (I think) you can continue and come out on a paved road, which should take you back to Moab. Get a good map first.

User Reviews (47)

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Mike Barlow   Cross Country Rider [Apr 16, 2007]

This is probably the worst ride I have ridden in the Moab area. I've done Slick Rock, Porcupine, White Rim, Klondike, Behind the Rock, and Amasa back and by far this is the worst of them all.

I definitely like to climb, but I hate sand and fire road riding and this had a lot of both. There is nothing technical about this ride, up or down. It's just a grunt.

The Gemini Bridges Aches are cool and are the only reason to do this ride.

Customer Service

I would recommend parking a car at the bottom and shuttle people to the top off of 313. The parking lot off of 191 (end) and off of 313 are marked very well.

Similar Products Used: Klondike Bluffs
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hippys_suck_2005   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2005]

Dirt road through the desert. We rode it during the summer and it was extremely hot. Make sure you take plenty of water if you do this as it could be a bad situation if you don't. The trail is not technically difficult and depending on the time of year and which place you start will determine its physical difficulty. Overall I would recommend this trail if you are looking for scenery, if you are looking for something that is fun and challenging and could care less about the scenery try some of the other trails in the area as this one will probably not be what you are wanting.

Customer Service

It has been a while since I have ridden it so I do not know highway names too well, but this trail begins and ends at two different highways. We went when it was extremely hot and started at the wrong place, this caused us to go uphill for pretty much the whole trail until we took the highway back down to our car. I would recommend getting a shuttle to drop you off at the high point of the trail and ride down.

Similar Products Used: Klondike Bluffs and Slickrock
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fletchfighters   Cross Country Rider [Oct 16, 2003]

If you like sand this is great!!! Otherwise a pretty trip to make but the sand sucked. 2 good climbs on the way to the bridges and one on the way back. Good warm up ride for the rest. Did klondike and bridges on a 20 minute break and was not very tired.

Customer Service

see all above

Similar Products Used: Slickrock, or do Fruita, Loma and GJ trail systems
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Santa-Claus   Racer [Oct 10, 2003]

Hello Kids! I hope you all are being good this year. You better be because I am watching you. Santa is having fun on his summer sled during the off season and the reindeer wants to stay in shape for the winter. My sled has four wheels and shocks on them. We had a lot of fun riding on the roads and I saw a lot of cool rocks and arches. We going fast and it was a lot of fun until Blixon fell and bruised his side and sprained his hoof. Then we flew off and Rudolf started complaining and wanted to go more. It was hot, not like the North Pole! We still had a lot of fun.

Similar Products Used: Whistler, Canada. Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, China, Italy, Mount Snow, California, Durango. Australia and Kenya. All the trails there were fun!
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Barron   [Nov 10, 1998]

My fiancee and I just rode this on a tandem and it was a lot of fun. Easy enough for a tandem, yet technical enough (at times) and scenic enough to keep us entertained. A good place to take your girlfriend so you don't scare the hell out of her.

Customer Service

Can be ridden as an out-and-back from Moab, or an out-and-back from the trailhead off Hwy 191, or catch the Coyote Shuttle to the top the avoid all that pesky climbing.

Similar Products Used: Porcupine Rim, Klondike Bluffs, Poison Spider Mesa, Amasa Back, Slickrock
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Baconman   [Nov 10, 1998]

When your legs are dead from climbing take a day off a cruise Gemini Bridges. Get a ride or take a shuttle to the top. GB is almost all downhill - all the way to Moab. Most of the ride you can top 20 mph. Plan to spend some time exploring the bridges. A sign marks their location.

Customer Service

Start at Arches National Park. Finish in Moab.

Similar Products Used: Porcupine Rim, Back of Beyond, Flat (not really) Pass
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Jeff   [Nov 16, 1998]

Once at the trail head parkinglot, first road on left after you pass through the canyon west on Arches, you hop on the fire road that paralells the highway going back east. There are several different trails you can take other than to Gemini Bridges (the right fork going up a small hill takes you to the bridge, the left takes you toward Poison Spider Mesa. Lots of Fun. Once at the bridge you can turn around the way you came or continue along the fire road and make it a loop.

Customer Service

Get dropped off at trail head and ride back into Moab.

Similar Products Used: Poison Spider Mesa
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Matt Asmus Jr.   [Dec 06, 1998]

This trail is very boring at first. The fire road has a cool descent at first but then is very flat. Once you get to the end, it's dang fun to play around on the rocks, kind of like Slickrock. The scenery is excellent.

Customer Service

Straight there

Similar Products Used: All of Moab, White Rim is off the same road.
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Stork   [Dec 23, 1998]

We started at the top and rode to the Bridges and back. As with most of the others that rode this trail I found it pretty boring. The way I look at it, not every trail is going to get your heart pumping. On the up side of the trail, the Bridges are nothing short of fabulous. I would ride this trail again when in UT just to see the Bridges. I hope you will work your way down this road and take in the views that we were lucky enough to see when we were there.

Customer Service

The best way to do this trail, in my humble oppinion, is to have two cars. Leave one at the bottom and make it a downhill only.

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billy   [Dec 29, 1998]

There are a lot of tourists and/or less-skilled cyclists who pay to be dropped off at the top, and coast down. Keep an eye out for them, as they will neither yeild to uphill traffic nor leave the roadway when they stop to look around. This is an excelent first day ride in Moab, it gives you a feel for the sand and rock, without putting your life in danger from falling off a cliff. After a mile or so of flat, you climb up the ridge on a jeep trail. Semi-experienced riders can climb the whole hill, beginners may have trouble in the two or three steep sections. At the top of the first hill, you are in a wide canyon. This travels westward for a few miles to the next short climb. Well, I think I may be giving way too much info. There are e few tips to this trail: there are jeeps sharing the trail, look out for them. Don't take the Bull Canyon turnoff, you end up 1000' below the bridges, It is a great extension to explore, but the first mile or so is deep sand, and it's an out-and-back trail. Take your camera for the trophy shots with your bike on the bridges. Don't go too close to the rim of the bridges, particularly the back wall, unless you have seen how thick the rock is that you'll be standing on. You can ride out the top and return on hiway 131(really long way), or go back the way you came. There are many other trails to explore near the bridges, just make sure you can find your way back! As you will have noticed, the canyon on the way up is an excellent place to camp. Almost any car can make it up the hill to the canyon with some skill. I have some friends that set up camp, drive back down to the ore car, and commute from their camp to the parking area on their bikes. The "I like the Mt. Biker Image" cyclists do not enjoy this trail because of the initial climb, and the hard core cyclists are off somewhere more challenging, but this trail should be done once by anyone visiting the area for a few days who wants great views and less crowds. If I had to pick three trails to do in the area, this would be one of them.

Customer Service

start at the railroad ore car on hiway 191 just south of 313 intersection. You'll know it by all the vehicles parked there.

Similar Products Used: My top three picks for trails to ride for newcomers: 1. Slickrock (everyone has to do it once) 2.Poison spider mesa 3. Gemini Bridges Top three for people who've been there a few times and done the highlights: 1. Porcupine rim, the full 40 mile loop from town. 2. Hurrah Pass 3. Amasa back trail, from town.
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