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LPS

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 4.5 (68)

Ledgy sandstone punctuated by flowy trail.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

7,318' 2,231 m

High

6,804' 2,074 m

Low

37' 11 m

Up

532' 162 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

This is primarily used as a downhill trail.

Need to Know

Shuttle service provided by Hazard County Shuttle (435-210-8082), hazardcountyshuttle.com. Trailhead departures eliminating the pedal back to town.

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.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 2 others

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  4.5 from 68 votes

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  4.5 from 68 votes
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The Whole Enchilada....
Aug 14, 2016 near Moab, UT
This view of Castle Valley and the entire trail experience was well worth the price of a shuttle ride.
Oct 13, 2015 near Moab, UT
The views on the rim can be distracting!
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Switch backs on Porcupine Rim. The corners are really tight and require a bit of trials skills to get your bike around them.
Apr 24, 2016 near Moab, UT
What exposure.
Oct 20, 2016 near Moab, UT
Big switchback and rock drop to get to lower rim on LPS
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT

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May 19, 2021
Sue U.
Mar 28, 2021
Noli E
Mar 22, 2021
Andrew Myers
LPS is rideable with a hike-a-bike section at the tech 180 staircase. That was snow covered today for about 50yrds, but everything else was dry. 18mi — 3h 30m
Dec 6, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
Nov 22, 2020
Jesse Gariepy
Nov 6, 2020
Timothy Howard
2nd trail of the long WE Day adventure. — 0h 36m
Oct 24, 2020
Sue U.
Oct 16, 2020
Wendy Segrest
Part of whole enchilada