Poison Spider, Where Eagles Dare
This trip includes the regular Poison Spider trail and adds the challenging "Where Eagles Dare" loop. The steepness of the ascents and descents demand a vehicle that is operating properly, and a driver that is used to dropoffs that make those on Hell's Revenge look tame. Since all the major obstacles of Poison Spider must be tackled, as well as about a third of those on Golden Spike, the trail rating and equipment requirements reflect this fact.
Only vehicles in good running condition with well maintained brakes should attempt this trip.
In addition to the regular Poison Spider scenery, Where Eagles Dare adds views of the Corona Arch area and peeks at the railroad track that goes to the potash plant.
Same as poison Spider Mesa regular trip.
Poison Spider Mesa features scenic views of the LaSal Mountains, sections of the Colorado River Canyon, and numerous slickrock mounds. Where Eagles Dare adds bigger slickrock mounds, glimpses of the railroad tracks leading to the potash plant, a look over toward Corona Arch, and extremely steep ascents, sidehills, and descents on solid slickrock. Many of the Golden Spike's obstacles must also be overcome.