MTB Project Logo

Notch

 7 votes

Length

0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

52' 16 m

Ascent

-128' -39 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

7,235' 2,205 m

High

7,106' 2,166 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 25 days ago
Mostly Dry History

Getting forecast...

An alternative, much harder section around the big drop on LPS.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Description

While the big drop on LPS is intimidating, it is nothing compared to the Notch.

The Notch trail continues straight where LPS dives down into a ledgy right-hand switchback. This section of trail above the Notch is significantly harder and more technical than the main LPS option, partly because of the odd rock in this area, and partly because it is ridden less and consequently has fewer eager riders chipping away the obstacles to "improve" the trail.

Soon, the trail drops through a white sandstone rock band via what is likely the hardest single feature to be found anywhere on Porcupine Rim: the Notch. This steep, sandy, narrow drop is complicated by a big ledge at the bottom, and an immediate tight right turn. There used to be a dead tree here, to protect you going over the edge and give you something to bounce off, but it tipped over last year.

After this drop, the trail then eases and contours left around the top of a drainage to reconnect with LPS in roughly half a mile.

Contacts

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

May 16, 2017
umicheng Cheng

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 7 votes

#12358

Overall
  3.1 from 7 votes
5 Star
29%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
14%
2 Star
29%
1 Star
14%
Rankings

#424

in Utah

#12,358

Overall
189 Views Last Month
4,832 Since May 1, 2013
Difficult Difficult

17%
0%
0%
0%
0%
83%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter