2 miles
Distance
311 ft
Climb
-1,388 ft
Descent
00:33:44
Avg time
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Portal Details

  • Riding Area
    Mag 7
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Secondary Access Road/Trail (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #611 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

One of Moab's classic 'must do' trails. EXTREME EXPOSURE - experts only!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Portal bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,078 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,969 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,046 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,046 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,969 ft
  • Grade
    -9.245%
  • Grade max
    -517.233%
  • Grade min
    96.133%
  • Distance climb
    2,518 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    660 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:44
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (35 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Portal Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 10:32am
      Nov 7, 2018
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 10:28am
      Oct 14, 2018
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 9:24pm
      Apr 21, 2018
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 8:40am
      Apr 13, 2018
      reporter Portal is running good and is naturally challenging in several ways. The one big rock right at the greatest fall hazard I'm not sure why it's...
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:10am
      Mar 17, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 628 rides
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      May 10, 2017 @ 12:39pm
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      May 4, 2015 @ 6:03pm
      May 4, 2015
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      Trail Lists

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag crohnsy BSMTB (Dec 1, 2014 at 22:07)
       Super Fun trail, great views, lots of exposure!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jarretw (Apr 22, 2017 at 9:25)
       Awesome trail! People mentioned the walking part/cliffs to be scary and overwhelming, but it was just fine (as long as you walk it).
      Beautiful views as well, fun technical trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Santamtnbiker (Jan 6, 2018 at 16:46)
       I want to ride this trail really, really bad.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:04)
       I am terrified of heights but had no problem attempting to do this trail. There was about 4 sections on the highly exposed areas that I walked. I was able to ride most of it until I got down to the very technical switch backs. I really enjoyed making my way down Portal and challenging myself to this level. My goal is to be able to ride everything on this incredible section of trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MarcioFranco (Nov 7, 2018 at 20:28)
       Great Ride so far in the area. I rode twice in the last 5 days, and super stocked with MAG 7 as a wordl class big traverse, tech and phisically demand with extraordinary views.
      I rode last saturday but was too many Jerry’s on Portal (about 20 to 30) of them hiking their bikes, I mean not hiking on the exposed sections but all the way down, they’re seems riders with little skill to ride a black trail even. Like family’s and guys trying to bring their girlfriends (for a frustrate experience).
      Portal It’s a true double black and people should not attempt if they are not able to ride and control their bikes in a step and technical terrain, its not only about the exposed section but the all run is challenge and awesome ( if you like it).
      To intermediate and fresh advanced riders I would suggest to hike the trail as you gonna have a great time and wont’t need to carry extra 15 to 20kg for nothing, expecially at climbing Gold Rim and Golden Spike. If you want to know if this trail is for you, first ride Jackon and Rockstarter if you clean it and had fun the reach to Portal in the next oportunity.
      Build up your skill slowly then reach the thrill’s with confidence and you gonna have epic fun Wink
      [Reply]

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