- Trail Description:
- Single Track, Jeep Roads & Highway
- Best During:
- Spring & Fall
- Trip Distance:
- Ride Time:
- 3-5 Hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 1,000 feet
- Overall Rating:
- Trailhead elevation 5,900 feet. The first section climbs steadily up stair stepped ridges.
- Reach the edge of Porcupine Rim. Take a short break by walking out to one of the rock perchs and enjoy a panoramic view of castle valley and beyond.
- Spur road leads to Coffee Pot rock. Stay right and continue on the obvious trail.
- Stay on the trail as it crosses Jackass Canyon and continues to decend on the other side. There may be many spurs but if you continue decending down Jackass Canyon you'll be on the right track.
- The trail reaches Highway 128. Go left heading back to Moab.
- Reach Moab. Find a restuarant with shaded outdoor seating and enjoy a cold one.
Porcupine Visitor Information
(801) 259-8825 or (800) 635-6622
US Forest Service Campgrounds
(801) 259-7155 or (800) 280-2267
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Porcupine Rim Ride Summary
Great single track, breathtaking views and proximity to Moab have made Porcupine Rim one of the most popular rides in the area. The ride as it is described here, is a one way trip. This means that you will have to use the two car shuttle system or arrange to have some one drop you off at the trail head. If you wish to make this a loop then you can start and end right from town, but this will add about 2,000 vertical feet and 10 miles to the above stats. Make sure to pack extra water on hot days.
Directions To Trailhead
From Moab, drive or bike towards the Slickrock trail. Continue past the Slickrock park on Sand Flats road. 10.5 miles from town you will reach two metal tanks which mark where the trail begins.
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