Summary: The 6 rated Steel Bender trail follows a historic wagon road that works its way up from a beautiful canyon to elevations above 6,000 feet. It features 2 creek crossings, numerous steep ledges, and two challenging rocky climbs that have bypasses.
Location: Steel Bender starts on private land immediately northeast of the Moab Golf Course and ends at Kens Lake. This is a trail that can be run in reverse and is becoming increasingly popular to do so. It lies between Highway 191 and the La Sal mountains.
Scenery: Panoramic vistas of rock canyons and mesas mixed with serene creek canyons and up-close views of the snow covered La Sal mountains.
The Trail: A well marked trail that is easy to navigate. It is surrounded by a wilderness study area, so it is critical that you stay on marked routes at all times. Most obstacles have by-passes, there is one however that does not. Do NOT attempt without a spotter or strap. This trail will test your suspension with most of the trail navigating various sizes of boulders.