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LPS

Consensus:    (details)
 4.4 from 12 votes
black  Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #6 in the La Sal Mountains area
#29 in UT, #1,157 Overall
Views: 527. Last 30 days: 75
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Condition:
Apr 1 Green - Dry
Trail near Castle Valley,  area, 
“Ledgy sandstone punctuated by flowy trail.”
Leslie Kehmeier on Apr 27, 2013
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2.23.6 milesKilometers 37’11 m Ascent 7,318’2,231 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -532’-162 m Descent 6,804’2,074 m Low 21% Max Grade (12°)
Description
LPS connects UPS to the top of the Porcupine Rim route.

If you're riding north from UPS, the feeling of things begins to change a bit. The wavy slickrock you just experienced will be replaced with ledgy sandstone punctuated by flowy trail. It's good to be on your toes and ready to react to frequent challenges.

LPS gets a little closer to the rim of the canyon (if you can imagine) so keeping your eyes on the trail and not looking into the distance is another added challenge. The ledges, coupled with sharp turns and the occasional drop are good motivators to be on your game through this section.

LPS eventually gives way to the two track of Porcupine Rim Road and the start of one of the most famous trails in the world.
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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of LPS
 4.6 from 5 votes
Zooming down LPS (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 3 votes
LPS is more technical than UPS but still has some fast and fun sections (Castle Valley, UT)
 4.0 from 3 votes
Porcupine Rim (Moab, UT)
 3.8 from 4 votes
Tight Squeeze (Castle Valley, UT)
 3.8 from 4 votes
Making the transition from UPS to LPS (Castle Valley, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Big switchback and rock drop to get to lower rim on LPS (Castle Valley, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Trail junction of LPS and Porcupine Rim, with an overlook to the La Sals... (Castle Valley, UT)
 3.3 from 4 votes
The top of the world famous Porcupine Rim (Castle Valley, UT)
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