Porcupine Rim

4.78 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 3,400 ft
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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! It is an extremely technical downhill with 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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  • 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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Reviews (90)

Bunny Hop

June 21, 2019
Formzerog Bunny Hop  
Review: The first half of the trail, even though it says only 3 miles of uphill on the map, is sandy boulder filled 4x4 track. once you get to the top you've already passed many great views. The downhill is lots of rock gardens and alot less sand. Its doable on a hardtail but even on my enduro full it was brutally bumpy being 5 miles lf downhill rocks. Don't get me wrong it was still fun just putting it out as a word of caution. the singletrack along the cliff is the most technical part and is just as fun in its own way. really glad i hit this trail. Its a must ride in moab


January 16, 2019
Review: Amazing. I rode this as part of the Whole Enchilada. UPS and LPS are amazing and unique. The Rim Road can be as difficult as you want. Take the easy route around obstacles or hit the big drops. The final singletrack section is great riding with epic red rock views of the Colorado River and puckering exposure. Great ride!


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.


April 10, 2017
jhilyard Gramcounter  
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.

Granny Gear

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


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


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

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.


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


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.

Porcupine Rim MTB Trail 4.78 out of 5 based on 90 ratings. 90 user reviews.
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