Porcupine Rim

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To put this ride down in words would do it no justice!! You must ride Porcupine Rim and see it first hand for yourself! Great climb at the beginning, breathtaking views of Castle Valley from the rim, followed by an extremely technical downhill. And then to top off, some of the most amazing singletrack anywhere! One of the riders in our group, Steve, put it perfectly...."That was the most technical singletrack I've ever walked!!" And Steve is an excellent rider, so may that be a warning to the beginner/intermediate riders out there!!

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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Ride time? -Guest

A: About 4 hours

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Gramcounter

May 2, 2017
Kristyne Gramcounter  
 
Review: Road the Porcupine Rim 4/29/17. It was snowing on our way up and snow covered the ground but not the trail. The trail was tacky and perfect in my estimation, just burr-ass cold! At the bottom the temperatures were in low 60s-high 50's.

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Granny Gear

April 10, 2017
jhilyard Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing ride. Big mix of most everything: Solid uphill, fast arm-pumping doubletrack, technical singletrack with high exposure areas. The drop-offs are a blast to manual through. I'd rate myself an intermediate rider, but I only had to hike-a-bike a couple of places and only "stepped off" the bike once.

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Granny Gear

October 20, 2015
rpm389 Granny Gear  
 
Review: awesome!!

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Doubletrack


October 15, 2015
 
Review: This is a great, technical trail. The double track portion is a blast. On the doubletrack, when you're not picking over the uber technical parts, you're slipping through the high speed sandy sections. Once you're on the singletrack it gets extremely fun. At first, the fun, relatively fast slick rock riding is a joyride. Then comes the exposed, super technical, low speed gnar fest. Don't be fooled by the end being so close at the end, there's a small canyon. :)

Similar Trail: Amasa Back

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Doubletrack


September 6, 2015
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Bomb of a ride. Like Marcus S said, "spandex stay away" lol. Did see a few of those guys taking breaks and in the back. This ride is a must, best deal is hitting it up through The Whole Enchilada! You'll be thanking us and will be warmed up for this. Take Knotch trail that is spliced in, you'll be glad that you did. The speed and drops, completed me this week. If you go to Moab, ride this, it will change your life, well ...it should do something! Keep the seat down and float on those flats (I run flats), you'll make that meal count tonight!

Similar Trail: uhhh no, parts of Ahab maybe

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Granny Gear

May 2, 2015
Marcus S Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode the whole enchilada and this was definitely the one of the best parts! What a ride!
I was smiling the whole way down, I hardly noticed the cliff off my right hand side flying down the ridge. I passed a lot of people on the way down, and I can see that the draw but be warned this technical, adrenaline, non-XC ride. Spandex folks stay away.
It's fun, but be prepared, it's no cake walk. The bus tours up should be warning the un-initiated.

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Gramcounter

April 12, 2015
dgh911t Gramcounter  
 
Review: Simply Amazing! Bring a full suspension bike and plenty of water and food!

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Trailblazer

March 24, 2015
 
Review: This was 15 miles of sandy goodness. by far the best trail I have been on, not that I have ridden a lot of them. My recommendation is to either ride tubeless or bring multiple tubes or patch kits. I passed no less than 6 riders stopped with flats. When I got to the bottom, I noticed that I had several holes in my tires that the Stan's fluid had sealed.

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Gramcounter

December 28, 2014
 
Review: I rode it because of all the hype I heard about it and although it was really fun I think it is over rated. The rock jeep road just went on and on without variety. I loved UPS above it and the bottom single track closer to the bottom was also great. Great trail but there are lots of better trails around. The town of Moab was a huge disappointment as it is basically a bunch of stores, etc... on a highway. I road Phil's World in Cortez, Colorado the day before and liked it a lot more.

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Singletrack


December 17, 2014
 
Review: What else can be said about PR? A Classic Moab ride. Open it up and get rowdy! Interestingly enough, a couple buddy first-timers didn't find it that great, but their expectation was that this was a super flowy singletrack. It's not. It's sort of like an old jeep trail that's super rugged and fast. Yes, there is singletrack, but a lot of it is not. They didn't care for it but it is what it is.

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Porcupine Rim MTB Trail 4.79 out of 5 based on 88 ratings. 88 user reviews.
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