Summary: The 7 rated Metal Masher trail includes some challenging obstacles and a 1300 foot high view from Arth’s Rim which overlooks Highway 191 between Gold Bar Rim and Highway 313.
Location: Leave Moab going North on Highway 191. Turn west on the dirt road that leads into Little Canyon about 7 miles north of the Colorado River Bridge. The trail includes the area between Little Canyon and Highway 313 to the west.
Scenery: The pretty vertical walls and the impressive “Goony Bird” in Little Canyon are absorbing. The latter stop on Arth’s Rim overlook provides long engaging views in all directions including into Arches National Park.
The Trail: Metal Masher has plenty of well named obstacles to threaten your machine. At the left is “Widow Maker”. Other obstacles include “Mirror Gulch” that will try to take off the mirrors on a full sized 4WD, “Mother-in-Law Hill” and the optional “Rock Chucker Hill.”