Photos by Nathan Hindman
Poison Spider Mesa is traditionally run as part of a trio of trails on one day outings from Moab. The normal combination of Poison Spider, Golden Spike and Gold Bar Rim is a long but challenging day on the trail. However, for those seeking a shorter or easier trail day, Poison Spider is a great trail to run. It has numerous fun obstacles, with bypasses on the more challenging ones, and the scenic views from atop the Mesa are not to be missed. As an added bonus, near the trail head, you can find petrified wood as well as numerous petroglyphs.