— Length: 14.4 miles. But if you and your bike are up for it, you are gonna have one of the best rides you will ever have. 3h 00m, so epic!! I always carry spares, but by now I was a bit more cautious. 14.7mi. Trail Run on October 11, 2015 Report and photos by Monica I., Trail Leader View trail information for Porcupine Rim. 11.5mi, Rode LPS to porcupine rim, had a blast. Got lost on the last half mile, signage is very confusingz Did Upper Porcupine to Lower Porcupine to Porcupine Rim and then to the Chile Pepper Bike Shoo, Yep just more amazing. This is a busy area of people transitioning from the upper trails along the rim or others just starting the ride. Amazing trail with great sights. 11mi. But the effort is well worth it. Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with LPS. • The trailhead is located on Sand Flats Road, the same road as the World famous Slickrock Bike Trail. One of the less famous but still awesome trails near the Sand Flats Recreational Area in Moab is Porcupine Rim. The world famous Porcupine Rim ride is a must-do on any mountain bike bucket list and is a classic Moab ride. I Broke 3 spokes & rode out slow. The … Went 13.3 miles and turned around. Porcupine Rim is the edge of a mesa and the trail follows it, sometimes right on the edge with a large cliff. 1h 53m, Full loop from town. 14.7mi 3h 00m, excellent ride as always Beginning Point: 6 miles past the Slickrock Trail parking area on the Sand Flats Road. The ride begins with a 3-mile 1000 ft. ascent to the an incredible view of Castle Valley, and the La Sal Mountains. 1h 57m, The most epic ride that I’ve ever done (granted, this is only my 5th ride on my mountain bike, but STILL). Porcupine Rim Trail Scenery and Surface. Fun downhill! Other : Start early, make sure you and your bike are in top shape. Porcupine Rim. 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. I'm not really a fan of double track but it was techy enough to keep it interesting, Create Recommended Route or Up at 7 am, and was on the trail by 8.am. Porcupine Rim Trail is often discussed as a classic mountain biking trail near Moab, Utah. The trail had a fantastic mix of flow, technical features, and rim-side mind blowing views. Get used to the 105 degree weather and make sure you are willing to let your 4000$ bike get banged up pretty bad. 394.4 m Up 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. Will definitely come back. 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. It is harder than hells revenge and fins n things. 3h 50m, Awesome ride. 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. Mountain biking the infamous Porcupine Rim trail in Moab Utah, following Kyle Mears and Botsy Phillips. by Moab Trail Mix. Loved it! Beautiful views. The climb is gradual to the cliff rim, called Porcupine Rim, above Castle Valley. Numerous mountain bikers have died on the Porcupine, and when riding it, its easy to see why. Rock garden. If you visit Moab you have to hit this trail up! 14mi. 15mi • Overall, Porcupine Rim Trail is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 74 mountain biking rides in Utah. This is a fun little trail of ledges and rock, right on the edge of the canyon rim at the end. Would be awesome to bike! Fantastic scenery and a length of 14.7 miles, make it a wonderful one way day hike as well. 3,331' Down Be advised that much of the trail is continuously bumpy. Suggestions: But, it is definitely a trail that every serious mountain biker should have on his/ her list of Must Dos — 2nd trail after UPS 2,005' Down Area Attractions: Great views of Castle Valley and the Colorado River; exhilirating downhill riding. Excellent trail. Technical & intimidating at the beginning then I got into the flow! 23.8mi, Climbed up on Sand Flats Rd, no need for shuttle... On the bike map it is often combined as the Whole Enchilada with Porcupine Rim, Kokopelli, Hazard County and Burro Pass. 11.3mi The trail is very demanding for both bike and rider, carpets of 15 inch Dragons Teeth pointing in every direction, just waiting to rip you and your bike to pieces. Type of Ride: 11 miles of jeep route; 3 miles of singletrack. As a group, we go through phases. • #extracredit 37mi, Perfect; zero issues. Brutal uphills starting out, but totally worth it for ~15 miles of downhill awesome riding. The road ride back into town is only a few miles, but not a great way to end the ride, so try to leave a car at the bottom to avoid this boring stretch back into town. 14.7mi, Awesome Trail! Still sweet though. — 2.5 hours to colorado river. — Steep. Spam? Fast dirt singletrack was amazing. The Porcupine Rim Trail starts 7 miles from the Entrance Station at the east end of the recreation area. 1015.44 m Down. Would highly recommend. Porcupine Rim Trail is a great epic ride alternative to Slickrock Trail, but it’s not for the casual mountain biker. 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. Go as early as you can and bring all the water! It is also an insane, hold onto your hats, crazy downhill ride with drop offs in excess of two feet. First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. Overall: There is a fee for the Sand Flats Recreation Area. — soooooo much fun 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. 1736.36 m Up This trail system combines six sections of trail to make an epic 25-mile downhill run from the La Sal Mountains to the Colorado River. A must see !! 231.15 m Down, 18.2 mi 4/10/20 Barracks trail. We are a full service shuttle company based in Moab, Utah focused on bike shuttles for the Whole Enchilada Trail System, and Magnificent 7. At 15.6 miles, this ride has spots that require expert technical skills, but an intermediate rider can manage with an occasional dismount. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Also expect small drops . The Porcupine Rim trail is the last section of the Whole Enchilada trail system. Lockers are definitely a plus. Porcupine Shuttle Company. Porcupine Rim Whole Enchilada Moab – Mountain Biking Trail Analysis For Intermediates. Porcupine Rim Trail starts on Sand Flats Road some 10 miles to the east of the town of Moab at an elevation of 5800 ft. Wild Life : who needs wildlife on a ride like this!? The local 4x4 club gives this section the same rating as the Porcupine Rim trail. We were not dissapointed with Moab or PR. After this point the trail departs from the dirt road and becomes a single track … The exposure along this singletrack is noteworthy. 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. I keep riding this on my 29er hard tail, but it's gotta be even better on a full squish. Kokopelli - Porcupine Rim. Has a mix of everything from technical descendants to challenging climbs. Its a long pedal up from town and best when shuttled to the top. The first 11.2 miles of the trail are open to bikes and motorized vehicles. 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!! 10mi, Intensive, amazing views and adventurous The Porcupine Rim trail offers incredible views into Negro Bill and Rill canyons as well as panoramic views of the La Sal Mountains. After this point the trail departs from the dirt road and becomes a single track suitable only for mountain biking and hiking. Some really difficult section. We encountered a lot of mountain bikes on the trail. NOT OKAY! Book Now. 17.5 km • If this isn't double black diamond, I don't know what is. Otherwise, be careful as the road is narrow and dangerous due to car and RV traffic. It's one-way with a shuttle car, or a 34-mile loop for the truly insane (10 uphill miles from Moab to the trailhead, 8 flat miles from Jackass Canyon back to the middle of Moab). The views at the top of the rim overlooking castle valley are phenominal. — 1h 45m, 21mi 1-10 riders; Available by reservation. 17.7 km Your vehicle should be lifted, bigger than stock tires and well built. And can leave you exhausted for days. 14.4mi Porcupine Rim bike trail is one of the must ride biking trails of Moab, Utah. 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. — 2h 04m, 14.7mi Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office, 11.0 mi 5,701' Down 3h 38m, tacky Do not attempt the Porcupine Trail if you and your bike is not in Top Shape. 17km up to the trailhead around 25km of trail and 8km to return downtown. Views are gorgeous! Trail. It makes for an incredibly scenic ride, with sweeping views that include Castleton Tower and the surrounding landscape. 231.06 m Up 32.7mi, Sallie, Chris, Sean shred 14.7mi 1h 50m, Great ride with my friend Robb It is a dirt/gravel road from Slickrock on, but you should have no problem in a car. If you had to choose one last mountain-bike meal, the Whole Enchilada would be a worthy contender. Then, the fun begins. • Over the summer my friend and I took a cross country road trip / mountain biking trip......We've had Moad on our brains for about a about year and finally we got the chance to make this trip happen. 15mi, 14.7mi Incline goes uphill from north to south. 20mi Nov 5, 2009: First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. 610.98 m Down, 9.1 mi Hiked a section in the evening as we were camping near the trailhead. The UPS runs right into the Lower Porcupine Singletrack that is marked on the maps. To start out this trail is very physically demanding. It was also pretty cool that most of the time this was a downhill affair. This is called the west Porcupine Rim entrance. Traffic on Trail : no one • Trail connects Fins and Things 4x4 Trail with the Porcupine Rim Trail. Conclusion 1737.71 m Down, 21.2 mi The Porcupine 4x4 Trail ends very near the start of the Porcupine Rim trail. 430.9 m Down, 10.8 mi 238.35 m Up The main bike trail is about 18KM long with a gentle -5% grade. A must do, again, and again, and again! — 2h 30m, Ride has everything. 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. This ride is a classic. Cleared things I used to walk. 25mi, Had it all to my self The world famous Porcupine Rim trail is a Moab Classic! Most scenic and fun ride of my life. Sand and a nice cliff to the side of the single track. The best trail I have ridden by far! Great trail all along until the last couple of miles where the trail narrows to 4 foot wide with plenty of boulders and near death fall to the right onto the Colorado...Otherwise it was AWESOME! Would be very difficult for any vehicle to make it up such as jeeps, SUV’s or trucks. 6h 30m, 14.5mi — Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70, Offroad Tour Section 2: Moab, Needles, and Chicken Corner. — Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Downhill sections are a blast. • The trailhead is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Areaabout 8 miles (12.9 km) past the Slickrock trailhead. Just like the first time, I love this trail, this time around I felt I was in top form, and I was darting around like a greased whippet with a flea up his arse, then my derailleur hanger broke, and my world came tumbling down. Most people take a shuttle to the trailhead from town (contact any local bike shop about shuttle schedules). Make sure you and your bike are tip top shApe before you ride, My Experience 2h 37m, This ride is longer than most folks say if you get dropped off up where it starts off of Sand Flats road. Porcupine Rim to UPS Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 14.7mi, 18mi 18mi An iconic ride that needs to be on every cyclists bucket list. 12mi, Escort a couple newbs. Stunning views of the canons, awesome down hill runs....some parts of the trail will have you cruising downhill on a narrow legde with a few hundred feet below you...awesome...awesome...awesome riding! — Porcupine Rim starts with a pedal up from Sand Flats road on two track to the top an intersection with, 14.7mi This is a very popular bike trail so watch out for them. Book Now. Guessing at 70%. — 17mi, Absolutely amazing! Other Info: Bottom of the trail was kinda lame The Porcupine Rim was also nominated as last years Mountain Madness 2008 Best Trail in the USA. River was pretty high. 1st time, LOVED IT!!! — People have died on this trail, DO NOT become a statistic. 34.0 km Traveled North to south. This trail can be road in many ways but my favorite and recommend is doing just the down hill. 5,697' Up 9h 30m. Porcupine Rim Trail Overview Extreme steep sand hill, compare to sand mountain or fingers. • If you’re in good shape and can clean most technical climbs and descents, do yourself a favor and ride Porcupine before you’re old and grey. Length 13.9 miElevation gain 1213 ftRoute type Point to point. Scenery : Absolutely Fantastic 360 degree 3D Scenery Grand Junction $ $225 / Van. To stay on. 7h 00m. 758' Up 1,294' Up 14.7mi, end of whole enchilada shuttle 6 1/2 miles past Slickrock is the trailhead for Porcupine Rim. 4h 00m, Love ups, lps, and hazard. Highly technical, physically very demanding. • In hinsight probably not the best idea to do it all by myself. — From here the route is rolling and ledgy giving riders a chance to spin their legs before hitting a short technical climb. — • 14.7mi Available by reservation. Some of the most epic rides of the summer happened in Moab! 2,006' Up The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until December. 14.7mi, Beautiful day! Mike C. Red 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Porcupine Rim Trail The Porcupine Rim Trail is the "other" famous ride at Moab. Porcupine Rim. Monica I. 430.64 m Up 31mi, Warped front rim, flat tire, experience priceless. The Porcupine Rim Trail is the "other" famous classic ride at Moab. — The first 8.6 miles of the trail are open to bikes and motorized vehicles. Great trail. After this point the trail departs from the dirt road and becomes a single track suitable only for mountain biking and hiking. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. While the 4x4 is an exhausting, bone-rattling descent, the singletrack has huge views, cliffside exposure, and extreme tech - a ride of a lifetime! 1,413' Up • 2h 10m, Awesome trail! The Porcupine Rim trail is one of the most popular backcountry trails in Moab and also one of the hardest. Moderately steep. — We also offer private shuttles for the San Juan Hut systems, Kokopelli Trail, and Regional Airports. Fun obstacles, nothing crazy. We went 4 wheeling on it in our Jeep Rubicon. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until December. 21.3mi One of the best if not the best trail I have ever road. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. • 29.2 km Was told to try out off roading here but no thanks. The descent down to the Colorado river is fantastic, but will challenge your bike handling ability. 1h 49m, Long day on an epic trail. The Porcupine Rim Trail starts 7 miles east from the Entrance Station. 782' Up improvements From their, take the Porcupine Doubletrack down to … Being a jerk / offensive? Long pedal up form town but best when shuttled to the top. 14.6mi. 14.7mi, Awesome drops and big jumps Still don't know why this is so highly regarded. The trail … We also encourage off-roaders to download Southern Utah trail maps so that they can discover more trails to explore in the area. 2h 43m, 14.7mi — The singletrack section of the Porcupine is where most people get hurt, on this section there is no room for error, and any form of hesitation or last minute change of mind and you will definitely pay the price. Bring lots of water and snacks. Four wheel vehicles can only go half way. I am all too familiar with the Porcupine Rim Trail, the first time I did this trail, I was stoked for a whole week. 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. 20mi, 13.8mi Summary: The 4+ rated Porcupine Rim Trail is long and bumpy but affords fantastic views of Castle Valley and the La Sal Mountains. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Porcupine Rim Trail including White Rim Trail, Klondike Bluffs Trail, Slickrock Bike Trail, Whole Enchilada, Magnificent 7 Trail System and Dark Canyon Primitive Area. 18mi, With Frenchy. The first 9 miles of the trail are open to bikes and motorized vehicles. This area has featured in several movies and TV shows over the years, proving just how magnificent the scenery is. The trail begins with a double-track climb gaining 900 feet (274.3 m) in 4 miles (6.4 km) with partially shaded rocky, dirt/sand and slickrock terrain which is rideable in its entirety except fo… Last section is a technical bitch. 758' Down The trail drops off the rim, making its way along singletrack down to the Colorado River to your right (no 4x4s once it drops off the rim). The trail was originally built for dirt … 4h 00m, Tons of fun but you had better be ready to work! The trail has good variety with some challenges for stock or slightly modified vehicles and some of the best scenic vistas around. Worth it to rent an awesome bike and enjoy the ride. This trail is for experienced riders only! 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. Porcupine rim can be accessed as its own ride as well. 159.5 km 14.6 km 2h 20m, 1st annual-Sweet trail. Started at Lower Porcupine due to trail conditions. What can I say about Porcupine Rim that hasn't already been said. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. — Even taking out the significant distance and elevation to the trailhead, this is still a technically and physically challenging ride.
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