Porcupine Rim

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Porcupine Rim

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Finally getting through photos from our trip to Utah in May.  Here are some shots from the iconic Porcupine Rim trail, located just outside of Moab.  It’s a classic for a reason- great trail!

Taking in the view from Moab's iconic Porcupine Rim Trail.  Photo by Eric Mickelson

After a climb from the trailhead, you are rewarded with a killer view of Castle Valley- and the prospect of miles of descending ahead.

 

Descending Moab's Porcupine Rim Trail

Descending with great views of the valley below.

 

Amazing views of the La Sal Mountains and Castle Valley.

The contrast between the La Sal Mountains to the southeast and the desert below is stunning.

 

porcupine rim doubletrack.

Much of the trail descends through rugged, ledgy doubletrack, but don’t let that keep you away- it’s plenty challenging and tons of fun.

 

One of the many ledgy sections of the Porcupine Rim trail.

One of the many ledgy sections of trail.

 

Along with the techy, ledgy stuff, there are many fast flowy sections of trail.

Along with the techy, ledgy stuff, there are many fast flowy sections.

 

Dropping down towards the Colorado River.

Dropping down towards the Colorado River.

 

Doubletrack and sage.  The view ain't bad!

Doubletrack and sage. The view ain’t bad!

 

The last portion of the trail is all singletrack, and oh-so-good!

The last section of the trail is all singletrack, and oh-so-good!

 

Killer singletrack and the Colorado River below.

Killer singletrack and the Colorado River below.

 

Lots of switchbacks as you descend down to the river. A few of these are really challenging to ride.

We ain’t in the Pacific Northwest, that’s for sure!

 

A view of the Colorado River from the Porcupine Rim Traill.

Just awesome.

 

The grand finale- a hell of a good way to finish the ride!

The grand finale- a hell of a good way to finish the ride!

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