Immediately next to the Cattle Grate the "UPS" starts. East of Moab, the Porcupine Rim Trail is a extremely rugged, rocky 14 mile (one-way) route that is open to dirt biking. The trail has something for everybody, XC to DH, and most of the people you will come across are cool. Porcupine Rim Trail Facts. Along Porcupine Rim, elevations are as high as 6,800 feet, and vistas are superb in all directions. Make the climb to the top of the hill and away you go. I'm surprised that there aren't any newer posts on this trail. 2.5 hours to colorado river. The Porcupine Rim Overlook trail is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area east of Moab, Utah. Remember, Keep It Tight on the last five miles of this trail. • The Porcupine Rim Trail starts 7 miles from the Entrance Station at the east end of the recreation area. Some spot's have a big drop off the edge that will result in injury. 2,005' Down Difficulty . The trail then goes back to single track and starts heading down along........I'm guessing.......porcupine rim! Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes Again, this is rugged, rocky terrain -- it is not slickrock. It was an awesome view with plenty of places for selfies and resting if needed. Trail. 5.0 Not highly recommended. First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. — Unbelievable single track for the majority of the ride! 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. Reviews. It's June and too hot to fish so whynot take the shuttle up in the Summer. Maybe it's changed, maybe it was us? 29.2 km Amazing views! 2h 04m, 14.7mi 238.35 m Up At 15.6 miles, requiring expert technical skills, this ride is for advanced bikers who are in good shape. 17mi, Absolutely amazing! 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. But, this porcupine rim trail has got it all! Hazard County ends when you run into Sand Flats Rd (perpendicular) and directly across the street is the Kokopeili. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and 11 miles of downhill, the last 3 on a no hold barred single track that will shake up your brain and hopefully your bike will hold together. Its fast technical downhill runs make it hard to concentrate on turns and obstacles. 1,372' Up Last section is a technical bitch. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. 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. and then all DH from there. Porcupine Rim Trail Facts. 9500 Feet to 4500 Feet - very little climbing. Dirtbikes too, but they are not nearly as much of a problem as they are courteous and most know what they are doing. 2h 20m, 1st annual-Sweet trail. — Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office, 18.2 mi Along Porcupine Rim, elevations are as high as 6,800 feet, and vistas are superb in all directions. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Porcupine Rim bike trail in Moab. Hazard County is apparently a pretty new trail which as several reviewers have said, is totally different from what you expect at Moab. Cross LaSal Mountain Loop and continue on the "Kokopelli" (you'll see the sign from the end of Hazard Co.) The Kokropelli drops onto Sandflats. 15mi, Badass ride, chundah piles galore They were only running to UPS . Regardless, Porcupine Rim is one of the best trails on the planet. 10mi, Intensive, amazing views and adventurous Just went a few weeks ago for my first time to Moab. (DON'T MISS THIS TRAIL) The trail builders did a fantastic job! On the bike map it is often combined as the Whole Enchilada with Porcupine Rim, Kokopelli, Hazard County and Burro Pass. 3h 00m, excellent ride as always Linked Hazard County to Kokopelli to UPS to Porcupine Rim. — When I finished this Epic ride I was real tired! by Moab Trail Mix. It follows the narrow terraces along the upper slopes of the canyon. Turn right (toward Moab) on this road. It is also an insane, hold onto your hats, crazy downhill ride with drop offs in excess of two feet. If this isn't double black diamond, I don't know what is. Still don't know why this is so highly regarded. Discussion of bikes, lines, other trails and sharing of ‘provisions’ is frequent, and for lack of better word, “chill”. It follows the narrow terraces along the upper slopes of the canyon. 32.7mi, Sallie, Chris, Sean shred 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!! Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Difficulty Rating 5 (old 3.5) Scenery There are canyon's edge views into little-visited Negro Bill and Rill Canyons. The trail had a fantastic mix of flow, technical features, and rim-side mind blowing views. 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. 2h 10m, Awesome trail! Difficulty Rating 5 (old 3.5) Scenery There are canyon's edge views into little-visited Negro Bill and Rill Canyons. 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. 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. Someone has tell the cross country nerds that clipless pedals and spandex aren't the end all and be all of cycling! All downhill. 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. 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. 2h 43m, 14.7mi Rating: Round Trip Distance: 6.2 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Skill level: Elevation: 5793 - 6845 feet Cellphone: 0-3 bars Time: 2 hrs. At the bottom of the hike-a-bike you connect to "Porc Rim!" Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with, 14.7mi 421.61 m Down, 16.0 mi 1h 45m, 21mi • But, this porcupine rim trail has got it all! Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates. Trail connects Fins and Things 4x4 Trail with the Porcupine Rim Trail. slick rock was fun and more suited for the cross country riding that I normally do. If you mountain bike, this is an absolute must ride trail. Porcupine Rim. 17.5 km Review. The rating (3) is for Hazard County, not Porcupine. The Porcupine Rim Overlook trail is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area east of Moab, Utah. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a 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. Follow signs to Falcon Flow from there. 17km up to the trailhead around 25km of trail and 8km to return downtown. Nov 5, 2009: First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. At that point there's essentially no to get messed up. 2,006' Up 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. This rugged route mainly follows rocky double track with 1,200 feet of climbing and 2,900 feet of descent. Long pedal up form town but best when shuttled to the top. A couple of us had ridden Porc 5 or 6 yrs ago and we didn't remember the bottom end of it being as rough as it is now. I think we actually may have missed part of the trail. I've skimed over the reviews and everyone is pretty spot on. 5 Miles back to town from 128 and 191 back to Poison Spider Bike Shop. The UPS and LPS are easy to follow once on them. Views are gorgeous! — Fast dirt singletrack was amazing. 11mi. Started at Lower Porcupine due to trail conditions. Its a fast double track along the rim that will end on Sandflats Rd. The ride begins with a 3-mile 1000 ft. ascent to the an incredible view of Castle Valley, and the La Sal Mountains. 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. 14.6mi. 1,393' Up The trail is brown ribbon single track with a small but steep climb in the beginning (maybe 400'?) The trail intersects the graded and graveled county road that runs from Gateway, Colorado to Moab, Utah. Kokopelli - Porcupine Rim. 20mi, 13.8mi Porcupine Rim has a handful of test-piece challenges, particularly on the singletrack, that will confound the best riders on the planet. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. 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. The trail is amazing! Trail connects Fins and Things 4x4 Trail with the Porcupine Rim Trail. this goes on for quite a few miles. You can do it! 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. slick rock was fun and more suited for the cross country riding that I normally do. — The scenery is unbelievable! Ideally, you'll shuttle up into the La Sal mountains as high as the weather allows, hopefully being able to do The Whole Enchilada. You can't get loss once on the track. Adding this to the Porcupine Rim Trail turn that epic ride into and EPIC ride. 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. Cleared things I used to walk. It is the most difficult trail in the Moab area. Even the doubletrack was sweet. Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with LPS. 14.7mi, 18mi 1h 50m, Great ride with my friend Robb Get the shuttle from Poison Spider and get the driver to take you up to the Hazard County Trail Head. I looped it, which made for a nice 4 hour fireroad climb. The trail had a fantastic mix of flow, technical features, and rim-side mind blowing views. Jenny Kukral October 11, 2019. Porcupine Rim Trail review is proudly sponsored by : Moab Rim Campark. East of Moab, the Porcupine Rim Trail is a extremely rugged, rocky 14 mile (one-way) route. Its a short climb to the top. Review. Porcupine Rim bike trail is one of the must ride biking trails of Moab, Utah. You will cover all aspects of MTB on this trail. — Keep an eye out for them, and if you are as bitter as I am, let them know (especially when they needlessly sit 4-wide in the middle of your line). Long gradual climb, well-maintained trail, dramatic canyon views, lots of mountain bikes 2h 30m, Ride has everything. The Porcupine Rim trail is one of the most popular backcountry trails in Moab and also one of the hardest. Porcupine Rim Ladies Run. Jenny Kukral October 11, 2019. I am writing to recommend a different route that was a lot of fun. • The only downside is that this trail is popular with ATV’s and Jeeps. It was also pretty cool that most of the time this was a downhill affair. This rugged route mainly follows rocky double track with 1,200 feet of climbing and 2,900 feet of descent. 5.0 Trail Details. 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. This is about an injury or accident 2nd trail after UPS Majority rules so it pays to get a couple people on your side. 23.8mi, Climbed up on Sand Flats Rd, no need for shuttle... — 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. 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. This 14.4-mile trail is ridden one way with shuttle service or as a 30.8-mile loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until December. The trail is up in the La Sals, right before an outcropping of Aspen trees and peaceful grass fields. You can see a black rubber line on the rocks that show you the best or most travelled route usually. This is a busy area of people transitioning from the upper trails along the rim or others just starting the ride. My Trail Rating : 10 / 10 with a GOLD Star. 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. The Porcupine Rim Trail starts 7 miles from the Entrance Station at the east end of the recreation area. The trail then changes to a wider road/ trail that you will share with motorcycles. 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. The Porcupine Rim Trail is the "other" famous classic ride at Moab. 4h 30m, Kokopelli to town 25mi, Had it all to my self Nothing too steep, all big ring stuff and littered with hip jumps, gaps, and single track trannies. 12mi, Escort a couple newbs. 1,294' Up Once up there they unload on the fire road and away we went up a somewhat steep dirt road for a few miles until we hit the trail on the left. Turn right (toward Moab) on this road. Trailhead: Porcupine Rim Fee: $5/vehicle Attractions: Scenic views. Cart road to technical sigle track. We headed along a single track trail that goes over some smooth rocks in the trail to a rim cliff. 3,331' Down My favorite trail in the world! One of the great attractions of the trail is the stunning view it offers of Castle Valley from the top of the Rim. 1h 57m, The most epic ride that I’ve ever done (granted, this is only my 5th ride on my mountain bike, but STILL). • 781' Down After this point the trail departs from the dirt road and becomes a single track suitable only for mountain biking and hiking. Very steep. 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. Most scenic and fun ride of my life. 14.4mi 238.02 m Down, 21.2 mi Adding this to the Porcupine Rim Trail turn that epic ride into and EPIC ride. Which will help minimize the climbing and 2,900 feet of climbing and 2,900 feet of climbing and feet. New trail which as several reviewers have said, is a popular mountain biking and hiking about 6 miles from. It adds about 6 miles of the Recreation area double black diamond, i do n't really show steep. 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