porcupine rim trail rating

See 2 traveler reviews, 11 photos and blog posts You can't get loss once on the track. Started at Lower Porcupine due to trail conditions. "Hazard County" is a short climb from 8900 to 9500 ft and then all downhill with killer jumps and great single track to the end. slick rock was fun and more suited for the cross country riding that I normally do. It follows the narrow terraces along the upper slopes of the canyon. This 14.4-mile trail is ridden one way with shuttle service or as a 30.8-mile loop. Porcupine Rim Campground, just inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a fantastic dispersed campsite (with bathrooms) that overlooks the hills and mesas of Castle Valley some 2000' feet below. I had ridden it from the trailhead numerous times and always love it, but that short ride from the cattle gate adds that ‘leave your survival instinct at home’ mentality. The UPS and LPS are easy to follow once on them. The brown single track cut in the grass is a welcome break from the red rock ledges the rest of your time will be spent on at Moab. The Coyote Shuttles the guy gave a whole truck load of us the sales pitch to go clear to the top and ride a series of about 5 trails with very little climbing. Did Upper Porcupine to Lower Porcupine to Porcupine Rim and then to the Chile Pepper Bike Shoo, Yep just more amazing. It is the uppermost trail of what will be the “Raptor Route,” designed as an alternate ending to the popular Whole Enchilada mountain biking route. The Porcupine Rim Trail starts 7 miles from the Entrance Station at the east end of the recreation area. Some were a little big but there are sissy lines around everyone of them. aka, upper porcupine single track because of the mud. 14.7mi, Awesome drops and big jumps At the bottom of the hike-a-bike you connect to "Porc Rim!" One of the great attractions of the trail is the stunning view it offers of Castle Valley from the top of the Rim. Difficulty Rating 5 (old 3.5) Scenery There are canyon's edge views into little-visited Negro Bill and Rill Canyons. 1h 57m, The most epic ride that I’ve ever done (granted, this is only my 5th ride on my mountain bike, but STILL). The UPS runs right into the Lower Porcupine Singletrack that is marked on the maps. Two long climbs topping out at 8400′ will test your fitness and the final descent along Porcupine Rim will blow your mind. This is the best trail in the world if you ride it from the cattle gate. 14.7mi, 18mi I've been riding this trail for fifteen years plus, and it has always been a beautiful, fun ride. This is about an injury or accident The Porcupine Rim Overlook trail is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area east of Moab, Utah. 17km up to the trailhead around 25km of trail and 8km to return downtown. Once it does though, all that effort just warmed up the muscles for the best time you can have with your clothes on. Then, the fun begins. Sandflats is a rolling gravel road that will link to UPS. — If you mountain bike, this is an absolute must ride trail. Difficulty Rating: Intermediate; Best For: A multiday bikepacking adventure; If you’re looking for a different kind of challenge filled with desert vistas reminiscent of the Wild West, the impressive White Rim Trail—a 100-mile loop that traverses Canyonlands National Park high on a plateau between the Green and Colorado rivers—fits the bill. — • Reviews. I checked reviews on here about a few trails and settled on slick rock and porcupine rim trails for our 2 day trip. Overall, Porcupine Rim Trail is the 6th most popular dirt bike trail of all 65 dirt biking rides in Utah. If this isn't double black diamond, I don't know what is. 645' Down Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates. 1,393' Up It has lots of places to turn it loose and will really shake you up. Trail Rating System. 17mi, Absolutely amazing! The local 4x4 club gives this section the same rating as the Porcupine Rim trail. The new mountain biking trail, rated intermediate, begins at the Lower Porcupine Singletrack parking area, and winds through pinyon pine forest in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Ideally, you'll shuttle up into the La Sal mountains as high as the weather allows, hopefully being able to do The Whole Enchilada. 11.3mi They were only running to UPS . Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes The trailhead is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area about 8 miles (12.9 km) past the Slickrock trailhead. Adding this to the Porcupine Rim Trail turn that epic ride into and EPIC ride. Porcupine Rim Campground, just inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a fantastic dispersed campsite (with bathrooms) that overlooks the hills and mesas of Castle Valley some 2000' feet below. This trip to Moab would include a ride that starts about 6 miles up from Slickrock–Porcupine Rim Trail. When I finished this Epic ride I was real tired! Still don't know why this is so highly regarded. Downhill sections are a blast. Porcupine Rim is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Easy trail with enough things to keep it interesting. That part is easy. 1,372' Up Regardless, Porcupine Rim is one of the best trails on the planet. 14.4mi While the 4x4 is an exhausting, bone-rattling descent, the singletrack has huge views, cliffside exposure, and extreme tech - a ride of a lifetime! Trail Details. 11mi. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Porcupine Rim bike trail in Moab. I checked reviews on here about a few trails and settled on slick rock and porcupine rim trails for our 2 day trip. They are rideable on a 4" travel 29er but the only time I have cleaned everything on Porc was on a 7" bike, and I didn't make it out of … 16.9mi 23.8mi, Climbed up on Sand Flats Rd, no need for shuttle... I paid $20 bucks and it was the same to be dropped off either at Porupine or get the additional 6 miles of sweet dirt single track. Ridden from the trailhead, Porcupine Rim Trail is 14.4 miles to Highway 128 or 20.4 miles to Moab. — The local bike shop ( poison spider or chile pepper ) told us about the shuttles up to the trailhead for 25.00. Difficulty Rating: Intermediate; Best For: A multiday bikepacking adventure; If you’re looking for a different kind of challenge filled with desert vistas reminiscent of the Wild West, the impressive White Rim Trail—a 100-mile loop that traverses Canyonlands National Park high on a plateau between the Green and Colorado rivers—fits the bill. this trail follows this rim for a few miles through the trees and over rocks and twisting turns and pops out back to the rim cliff a lot. It was somewhere after Kokopelli that we got screwed up. Don’t worry, they can’t catch you. A nice transition after Hazard County, hitting up the start of some slickrock integrated into UPS, and more as the descent continues into LPS and then Porcupine Rim. It's a great combo to start with the brown stuff and descend into the red rocky stuff. This Trail zig zags down the mountain side, crosses a blacktop road and then you start on Kokopelli. 9h 30m. We also offer private shuttles for the San Juan Hut systems, Kokopelli Trail, and Regional Airports. The best part of the route is the last three miles of … Moderately steep. The 3,000 ft decent is a little jagged and can cause a blow out. Along Porcupine Rim, elevations are as high as 6,800 feet, and vistas are superb in all directions. 14.7mi. I love the buff single track! We got to Sand Flats road and none of us remembered the shuttle dude telling us to turn right on that dirt road and follow it quite a ways until you come to a full cattle guard. Amazing views! It is also an insane, hold onto your hats, crazy downhill ride with drop offs in excess of two feet. Porcupine Rim Trail This trail leaves the graded Sand Flats Road not far beyond the Slickrock Bike Trail and soon rides a ledge above Negro Bill Canyon. Many take the trail just to get a picture of their side x side on “Picture Rock” which protrudes out over the 1,500 drop off into Castle Valley. The local 4x4 club gives this section the same rating as the Porcupine Rim trail. 14.7mi, Awesome Trail! Make the climb to the top of the hill and away you go. — Porcupine Rim. 14.7mi — Remember, Keep It Tight on the last five miles of this trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until December. The first 11.2 miles of the trail are open to bikes and motorized vehicles. 3h 00m, so epic!! Bottom of the trail was kinda lame 18mi, With Frenchy. — We all ran out carrying 100 oz bladders. I noticed that the farther I went I got more comfortable and confident with the drops and rocky areas. The only downside is that this trail is popular with ATV’s and Jeeps. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and 14.7mi Cart road to technical sigle track. Again, this is rugged, rocky terrain -- it is not slickrock. 418.31 m Up Go as early as you can and bring all the water! At the one and only cattle grate the "Upper Porcupine Singletrack (UPS)" starts. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. From here the route is rolling and ledgy giving riders a chance to spin their legs before hitting a short technical climb. 14.6mi. The commercial shuttles do a good job of staggering drop-off times, but you'll encounter other riders, so be prepared to share the route. Mountain Bike Trails in Moab Utah, Bicycle Shuttle Service, Porcupine Rim, LPS, MAG-7, Falcon Flow, Shuttle Service Drop off Pick up $25 per rider per bike Porcupine Rim Trail Facts. The trail is up in the La Sals, right before an outcropping of Aspen trees and peaceful grass fields. You should start from Moab to make this a good 30 plus mile ride. they don't really show how steep the areas are however. Views are gorgeous! This was the second shuttle that we had through Poison Spider. Mountain biking the infamous Porcupine Rim trail in Moab Utah, following Kyle Mears and Botsy Phillips. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. The UPS runs right into the Lower Porcupine Singletrack that is marked on the maps. 7h 00m. Mountain Bike Trails in Moab Utah, Bicycle Shuttle Service, Porcupine Rim, LPS, MAG-7, Falcon Flow, Shuttle Service Drop off Pick up $25 per rider per bike Regardless, Porcupine Rim is one of the best trails on the planet. 4h 00m, Tons of fun but you had better be ready to work! Mountain biking the infamous Porcupine Rim trail in Moab Utah, following Kyle Mears and Botsy Phillips. Cleared things I used to walk. The trail begins at a spring fed water tank beside the Sand Flats road about 9-1/2 miles from Moab and drops down to a ledge above Negro Bill Canyon. 394.4 m Up The trailhead is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area about 8 miles (12.9 km) past the Slickrock trailhead. Porcupine Rim is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Moab, Utah. The Porcupine Rim Overlook trail is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area east of Moab, Utah. Porcupine Rim Trail is best enjoyed as a 16 mile one-way shuttle ride. 1,294' Up The Porcupine Rim was also nominated as last years Mountain Madness 2008 Best Trail in the USA. — Hazard ends at a blacktop road, you cross it and cross a bike cattle guard and that's where Kokopelli starts and it is easy to follow. 1h 50m, Great ride with my friend Robb There's no reason not to - it's no more climbing (infact less) and it's more single track. I've ridden trails all over the word but this trail is by far my favorite. The trail then changes to a wider road/ trail that you will share with motorcycles. Porcupine Rim Campground in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab Utah. We are a full service shuttle company based in Moab, Utah focused on bike shuttles for the Whole Enchilada Trail System, and Magnificent 7. slick rock was fun and more suited for the cross country riding that I normally do. • 25mi, Had it all to my self There are gap jumps along the trail if you are so inclined. NOT OKAY! Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with, 14.7mi At Moab Rim Campark mountain bikers will definitely feel at home among other mountain bikers at this Mountain Biker Friendly Camp groud. As many mountain bikers could attest to, Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab, Utah is one of the most challenging and surely satisfying trails in the world. • 21.3mi Granted there were no stunts or technical riding but the trail was a great ride. 5.0 1015.44 m Down, 14.4 mi This 14.4-mile trail is ridden one way with shuttle service or as a 30.8-mile loop. The UPS is relatively flat, following the rim until you encounter the Notch. 37mi, Perfect; zero issues. At the end, follow the unpaved road to "Warner Lake & Campground". Nov 5, 2009: First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. You can see a black rubber line on the rocks that show you the best or most travelled route usually. Porcupine Rim Trail review is proudly sponsored by : Moab Rim Campark. Ideally, you'll shuttle up into the La Sal mountains as high as the weather allows, hopefully being able to do The Whole Enchilada. Amazing views! Its fast technical downhill runs make it hard to concentrate on turns and obstacles. Some spot's have a big drop off the edge that will result in injury. At that point there's essentially no to get messed up. All downhill. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Kokopelli - Porcupine Rim. 20.2mi Rating . The scenery is unbelievable! Some really difficult section. This trail is Fantastic, Brutal and Mental, if you or your bike is not 100% in top form, you should give this trail a wide berth!! 14.7mi, end of whole enchilada shuttle DANGER! 1,383' Down The first 11.2 miles of the trail are open to bikes and motorized vehicles. Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes 4h 00m, Love ups, lps, and hazard. Review. I keep riding this on my 29er hard tail, but it's gotta be even better on a full squish. It is the most difficult trail in the Moab area. Length 13.9 miElevation gain 1213 ftRoute type Point to point East of Moab, the Porcupine Rim Trail is a extremely rugged, rocky 14 mile (one-way) route. 12mi, Escort a couple newbs. Porcupine Rim Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes rated 2.5000 stars based on 1 rating Hike, length: 13.3 mi, ascent: 2,000 ft, duration: 5.7 hr. I looped it, which made for a nice 4 hour fireroad climb. The Porcupine Rim was also nominated as last years Mountain Madness 2008 Best Trail in the USA. Please explain. Will definitely come back. Amasa Back, Slickrock is fun once (maybe twice), Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter. The trailhead is near the lake (I used Roadrunner to shuttle up). I analyze the Kokopelli, UPS (Upper Porcupine Singletrack), LPS (Lower Porcupine Singletrack), and Porcupine Rim trails for 18 miles from the shuttle drop-off at the top of Kokopelli to the Colorado River. hardly walking down any of the latter. Scenery is the main attraction on this trail. I am writing to recommend a different route that was a lot of fun. 6h 30m, 14.5mi A nice transition after Hazard County, hitting up the start of some slickrock integrated into UPS, and more as the descent continues into LPS and then Porcupine Rim. I checked reviews on here about a few trails and settled on slick rock and porcupine rim trails for our 2 day trip. This is the way to enter Moab!” – Joel Caldwell (joelcaldwell.com) “The Kokopelli Trail is a vintage route ridden and raced long before doing stuff like this was popular. As good as it gets. Being a jerk / offensive? Porcupine Rim bike trail is one of the must ride biking trails of Moab, Utah. The trail has something for everybody, XC to DH, and most of the people you will come across are cool. — You will cover all aspects of MTB on this trail. This rugged route mainly follows rocky double track with 1,200 feet of climbing and 2,900 feet of descent. We originally had planned to to do the plain vanilla shuttle to the Porc TH above Sand Flats. Ridden from the trailhead, Porcupine Rim Trail is 14.4 miles to Highway 128 or 20.4 miles to Moab. 4) Porcupine Rim Mountain Bike Trail, Moab, Utah . I could feel the 7200 ft altitude. — Loved it! — — Being one of the most popular rides in one of the most popular riding destinations on the planet, be prepared for a day with hundreds of best friends. Be sure to take A LOT OF WATER. Along Porcupine Rim, elevations are as high as 6,800 feet, and vistas are superb in all directions. Something else? The Porcupine Rim Trail, located near Moab, Utah, is a popular mountain biking trail almost as famous as the Slickrock Trail. 4h 30m, Kokopelli to town Most scenic and fun ride of my life. Once the trail lets out on the highway, it is not a very long ride back in to town. Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with LPS. 1,393' Down 611.44 m Up An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Turn right (toward Moab) on this road. There are no forks, it's very obvious where to go. 238.02 m Down, 21.2 mi This is a busy area of people transitioning from the upper trails along the rim or others just starting the ride. The trail had a fantastic mix of flow, technical features, and rim-side mind blowing views. 34.0 km Someone has tell the cross country nerds that clipless pedals and spandex aren't the end all and be all of cycling! 14mi. 29.2 km 23.1 km The views from the vista will blow your mind. 782' Up #extracredit Porcupine Rim $20 Solo tour could be $50, depending on availability Departs: Standard full-day tours depart in the morning — time varies seasonally, and will also depend on shuttle time. 424.69 m Down, 10.8 mi The ride is best done as a point-to-point, starting at Sand Flats Road which will help minimize the climbing and maximize the downhill. Reviews. improvements Make sure you have a couple of spare tubes with you. Even the doubletrack was sweet. Trail Run on October 25, 2006 Report and photos by Monica I., Trail Leader View trail information for Porcupine Rim — The Porcupine Rim Trail is the "other" famous classic ride at Moab. Doing all of this sure has to qualify as an "epic." 1,500 feet below is Castle Valley with its prominent buttes, Castle Rock, Priest and the Nuns, and Round Mountain. 238.35 m Up Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office, 18.2 mi — 196.39 m Up Just went a few weeks ago for my first time to Moab. 31mi, Warped front rim, flat tire, experience priceless. Porcupine Rim Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes rated 2.5000 stars based on 1 rating Hike, length: 13.3 mi, ascent: 2,000 ft, duration: 5.7 hr. You can do it! Being from Whistler, BC this was the best trail we rode on our trip. The Porcupine Rim Trail, located near Moab, Utah, is a popular mountain biking trail almost as famous as the Slickrock Trail.This 14.4-mile (23.2 km) trail is ridden one way with shuttle service or as a 30.8-mile (49.6 km) loop. 9500 Feet to 4500 Feet - very little climbing. Trail Ratings 4.7 from 10 votes #2 in Moab #661 Overall. Get the shuttle offered through Poison Spider bike shop. A must do, again, and again, and again! The ride begins with a 3-mile 1000 ft. ascent to the an incredible view of Castle Valley, and the La Sal Mountains. But, this porcupine rim trail has got it all! 3h 50m, Awesome ride. The rating (3) is for Hazard County, not Porcupine. 25.8 km — For the gung-ho XC crowd, you can do the full loop at 34 miles. It crosses the headwaters of that canyon and is the only vehicle access into the vicinity of Coffee Pot Rock, a prominent landmark seen from several other trails. Shuttle to the Hazard County Trail head. Turn right (up) and follow Sandflats to the Cattle Grate. At 15.6 miles, requiring expert technical skills, this ride is for advanced bikers who are in good shape. For the Porcupine Rim Trail, Porcupine 4×4 Trail and other trails, please refer to the visitors guide map. 2nd trail after UPS Jenny Kukral October 11, 2019. 644' Up Trail connects Fins and Things 4x4 Trail with the Porcupine Rim Trail. It's June and too hot to fish so whynot take the shuttle up in the Summer. — Porcupine Rim Summary: The 4+ rated Porcupine Rim Trail is long and bumpy but affords fantastic views of Castle Valley and the La Sal Mountains. • 3h 38m, tacky — Adding this to the Porcupine Rim Trail turn that epic ride into and EPIC ride. The best part of the route is the last three miles of … Its a hike-a-bike down (you'll know what I'm writing about when you get there)(Its not for the faint of heart). Got lost on the last half mile, signage is very confusingz The trail is brown ribbon single track with a small but steep climb in the beginning (maybe 400'?) This rugged route mainly follows rocky double track with 1,200 feet of climbing and 2,900 feet of descent. — 1,644'... if you like chunky downs! Porcupine Rim Campground in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab Utah. We headed along a single track trail that goes over some smooth rocks in the trail to a rim cliff. It was about 15-18 miles in where I started to get a little tired and started to make mistakes, so I slowed down and walked a few of the bad rocky areas. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. Porcupine Rim has a handful of test-piece challenges, particularly on the singletrack, that will confound the best riders on the planet. Technical & intimidating at the beginning then I got into the flow! From the top follow the trail down, to the North towards Castle Valley. Rating . The only part of this whole ride I'm not thrilled about is the last few miles of Porcupine Rim Trail - lots of hike a bike and the temps in this area can get pretty high. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Porcupine Rim Trail including Amasa Back Trail, Chicken Corners Trail, Gemini Bridges, Poison Spider ORV Trail and Sovereign Trail. 2,005' Down If you mountain bike, this is an absolute must ride trail. It includes a 3-mile, 900-foot ascent from the trailhead to Porcupine Rim and then an 11-mile, 2,800-foot descent to the Colorado River. Long pedal up form town but best when shuttled to the top. Just follow the brown ribbon. The full dirt bike route leads from Sand Flats Road to SR128 along the Colorado River. Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates. But, this porcupine rim trail has got it all! This is not a beginer trail but, IT'S ALL GOOD. It includes a 3-mile, 900-foot ascent from the trailhead to Porcupine Rim and then an 11-mile, 2,800-foot descent to the Colorado River. There are a few good videos on youtube. North Beaver Mesa to Porcupine Rim: the trail from North Beaver Mesa to the top of Fisher Mesa (and the Bull Draw Kokopelli Campsite) is graveled and passable by any type of vehicle. 196.64 m Down. The trail intersects the graded and graveled county road that runs from Gateway, Colorado to Moab, Utah. Just went a few weeks ago for my first time to Moab. This is probably the most technical part of the trail and there are a few cliff areas to watch for. — Follow signs to Falcon Flow from there. 1st time, LOVED IT!!! slick rock was fun and more suited for the cross country riding that I normally do. there is no need to ride this as a loop, unless you like to wear out your knobbys on the road, shuttle it and if you want you'll still have time to do another trail. 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