How to Visit Gemini Bridges in Moab, Utah (the easy way or the fun way)

Gemini Bridges in Moab, Utah

Visiting Moab, Utah, and thinking about driving to Gemini Bridges?

Gemini Bridges are two bridges, or arches, located next to each other in a canyon near Moab, Utah. It is a popular destination because it’s a cool formation, and the road to get there is a nice beginner Jeep trail.

Gemini Bridges

But you don’t have to be an off-roader to visit these cool bridges! There are two ways to get there. In this article, I’ll cover both, as well as what you can see at the Bridges.

Getting there

Gemini Bridges is located about 20 minutes north of Moab, Utah.

Map of Moab and Gemini Bridges Road

One road, two entries

Gemini Bridges Sign

Gemini Bridges is accessible from the Gemini Bridges road, which is entirely a dirt road.

There are two ways to access the road: from Highway 191, and from Route 313. The Gemini Bridges formation is located right in the middle of the two entry/exit points.

Map of Gemini Bridges Road
Road connecting Highway 191 to Route 313

How long is Gemini Bridges Road?

The entire road is about 13 miles, and the Gemini Bridges Formation is located about in the middle. With all the bumps in the road, it took me about an hour, going slow in my Toyota Sequoia, just to get to the Gemini Bridges parking lot. The ride out was much faster (see below).

Gemini Bridges from Highway 191

Off-road Trail

The most common entrance is from Highway 191. That’s because this is an off-road trail, and Moab is famous for off-roading.

This is the “fun way.”

Gemini Bridges is considered a beginner off-road trail.

I did this in my Sequoia, and although it was able to handle it, I was afraid of damaging my vehicle the entire time. I loved the road, but I did not love my experience because I was driving my SUV.

I’d love to drive the road again in a side-by-side or a Jeep.

Gemini Bridges from Route 313

dirt road

Route 313 breaks off Highway 191 and leads to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park. But it can be used to skirt around the rough off-road portion of Gemini Bridges road.

The dirt road between Route 313 and Gemini Bridges is generally flat and accessible by car or van.

I drove this on my way out of Gemini Bridges and was surprised to find it in such good shape. That’s because the Jeepers go to the Bridges, and maybe some other trails (like Metal Masher), then turn back.

This is the road less traveled. Though it’s not scenic like the other road, it can be used to access the very cool Gemini Bridges.

After you turn onto Gemini Bridges road from Route 313, at 3.9 miles you’ll encounter a four-way intersection. Turn right. At 4.7 miles you’ll see a three-way intersection. Turn left. At 5.5 miles you’ll encounter another four-way intersection. Turn right. In 0.1 miles you’ll see the parking lot.

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Using Google Maps

Google Maps has this mapped out and will easily get you there from Route 313.

driving route from Rte 313 to Gemini Bridges
Driving route from Route 313 to the Gemini Bridges parking lot

Gemini Bridges

Once you arrive at the parking lot, you’ll need to complete a 0.4-mile round-trip hike to get to the flat-topped bridges. The flat and easy trail is marked mostly by green paint marks on the slick rock. Upon arrival, you’ll be standing at the top of a little canyon.

view from on top of the bridges
View from on top of the bridges

There are two bridges right next to each other that you can walk on with sheer drops on each side.

Gemini Bridges

Venture around the area – you’ll see a plaque for someone who died in an ATV accident here, and you’ll see a beautiful canyon view.

Opening between the two bridges
The opening separating the two bridges

When leaving, make sure to return the way you came back to Hwy 313. If you go towards Hwy 191 you’ll be on the off-roading trail.

Biking to Gemini Bridges

It’s also popular to bike and motorbike in this area. For more information about the biking trails, see the Bureau of Land Management website.

Is Gemini Bridges worth it?

Gemini Bridges is worth the visit, especially if you have a vehicle that can handle the bumpy road from Highway 191.

If you don’t have the right vehicle, it’s still worth the short detour from Route 313 on your way back to Moab from Canyonlands or Deadhorse Point.

It’s a beautiful little canyon and fun place to wander around for a half hour.

What else do you need to know?

There is so much to do in Moab, Arches, and Canyonlands. How do you know what you should see and do? You need help! Don’t miss out on the best things.

Most travelers want to visit the most popular sites and still avoid crowds. We have a detailed itinerary that gives you a step-by-step game plan so you can get to the best places at the right times!

More resources for Arches and Moab


Matt and Cheryl

We’re Matt and Cheryl, and we’re in the Rockies. :) We are both teachers. Cheryl teaches special ed, and Matt teaches American history. We love the American West and the national parks. We want to help you have a great vacation on your next trip to the Rockies.


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