1.1 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-320 ft
Descent
00:14:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of LPS Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

LPS Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • AKA
    Lower Porcupine Single track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13183 in Trail Running
    • #6325 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

LPS connects to the world-famous Porcupine Rim Trail. Together these two trails make up the lower section of the Whole Enchilada Trail System. LPS provides a Slickrock playground, progressing into brief patches of flow trail sections coupled with ledges, sharp turns, and drops. After entering LPS, riders are given the option to negotiate two different sections of the trail. The “Notch is”, a short steep technically challenging route, that is recommended for the most experienced riders only. Or, the Snotch which begins with an off-camber rocky entrance followed by technical switchbacks. The trail continues to traverse the rim, winding in and out of sandstone ledges coupled with technical rock features. Eventually, you emerge onto the Porcupine Rim overlook. This is a famous spot to stop for a snack and snap a picture of the majestic view of Castle Valley. 

Details:

To continue on the Porcupine Rim trail, head right at the sign towards Enchilada (Porcupine Rim). The next section is a high-speed bone chattering rock garden littered with sandstone shelves, boulders, and full of drops and optional features. The ride commences with a spectacular singletrack section that provides amazing views of the Colorado River. The singletrack is exposed with many technical features.  It finishes at the Porcupine Rim parking lot located adjacent to the Grandstaff Campground on the Colorado River.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for LPS mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -317 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,812 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,133 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,811 ft
  • Grade
    -5.7%
  • Grade max
    -22.4%
  • Grade min
    1.8%
  • Distance climb
    236 ft
  • Distance down
    5,046 ft
  • Distance flat
    282 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:23
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Status:
on Jun 13, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (51 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 977 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,140 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      LKL1 (Nov 18, 2018 at 7:43)
      This trail is a lot like UPS- a single track trail with a fun mix of dirt, slabs and slickrock.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:18)
      Perfectly described.
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