This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
1,470 ft
Distance
91 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:09:20
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of LPS Alt Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

LPS Alt Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • AKA
    Upper Porcupine ST
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #21541 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This section of trail has been permanently closed. You must now either do the switchback on the Snotch (LPS main route) or take very steep and committing Notch descent thru the rock wall. If you want to walk either, the Snotch is easier but busier. Both can be walked with care.

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More Stats for LPS Alt mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,011 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,102 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,091 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,103 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -74.7%
  • Grade min
    20.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,132 ft
  • Distance down
    338 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:44
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.55 (9 votes)

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      LPS Alt Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 87 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
      All
      • 576 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      213 |
      Apr 12, 2016 @ 7:49pm
      Apr 12, 2016
      323 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 9:16am
      Nov 13, 2014
      433 |
      Oct 5, 2012 @ 12:53pm
      Oct 5, 2012
      323 |
      May 19, 2012 @ 7:58am
      May 19, 2012

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag skills25 (Apr 10, 2018 at 13:25)
       Trail does not exist. Or couldn’t find it. There is no trail beyond the notch that bypasses it
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sarahfitzp (Nov 21, 2018 at 15:29)
       This trail does not exist, because we looked for it. If you want to avoid the notch descent take a right at the first fork down the shifty rock switchbacks, follow the signage on the trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag muddbunnies (Oct 8, 2019 at 15:35)
       This trail still does not exist or at least doesn't as per the explanation. You still have to do the notch. Please fix this as there's tons of people bushwalking the area trying to find it.
      [Reply]

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