20 miles
Distance
1,094 ft
Climb
-6,451 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Please respect trail closures. The upper trails on this ride are closed in the early and late season due to snow and moisture on the trail and when shops and shuttle companies say the trail is closed it is for good reason.

3/4 Enchilada - Starting from Miners Basin and Hazard Country.

This is possibly one of the best mountain bike rides in the world. We have started the route from Miners Basin which is a common shuttle drop in the early and late season due to snow and moisture on the trails. In the heat of the summer it is possible to also start on Burrow Pass. This ride is long and quite challenging at times. Make sure that you bring lots of water and plenty of spare inner tubes. It is an accomplishment to do this ride without at least one flat tire in your group and don't be surprised if everyone has at least one flat even if you are running tubeless. The views are incredible and finishing down at the Colorado River hours later is pretty surreal. It is quite easy to ride along the road right back to your accommodation in Moab. If you do not think you will be up to a pedal home you can always plan ahead and leave a car at the bottom of the Porcupine Rim Trail.

We recommend using one of Moab's awesome shuttle companies for easy trail-head access.

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Trails in Route

Hazard County3 miles
Kokopelli2 miles
UPS4,472 ft
Upper Porcupine ST659 ft
UPS Lower1 miles
LPS Alt2,956 ft
LPS4,229 ft
Porcupine Rim11 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 3/4 Enchilada - Starting on Hazard County at Miners Basin parking - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,357 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,985 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,342 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,985 ft
  • Grade
    -5.068%
  • Grade max
    -59.238%
  • Grade min
    35.502%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      LPS The Whole  Enchilada
      LPS The Whole Enchilada
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      Oct 7, 2018
      LPS The Whole  Enchilada
      LPS The Whole Enchilada
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Porcupine Rim
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 10:06am
      Jan 5, 2019
      We descend from Lazy man's entrance to fins&tings. Pretty deep.. 75% ridable on a knobby fat bike. Below stock tanks it was perfect! More tracks on the upper section will help it be funner. Start after the steep paved section on Sand flats rd. next jeep road on left.
      Porcupine Rim
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Nov 11, 2018
      Zero mud, all gtg.
      UPS
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Nov 11, 2018
      Zero mud, all gtg.
      UPS Lower
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Nov 11, 2018
      Zero mud, all gtg.
      Upper Porcupine ST
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Nov 11, 2018
      Zero mud, all gtg.
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