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Singletrack on the edge of Porcupine Rim with eye-popping views of Castle Valley.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

7,807' 2,380 m

High

7,314' 2,229 m

Low

37' 11 m

Up

500' 153 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

This is primarily a downhill trail.

Description

UPS is the upper most singletrack on the Porcupine Rim. It connects the Kokopelli Trail with LPS singletrack.

UPS starts at a juntion with the Kokopelli route on the right shortly after a cattle guard; it's well signed.

UPS is the kind of trail where things get really good, really fast. After the short climb to the rim from the trail junction, you'll be overlooking Castle Valley. From here, the trail begins connecting short bits of wavy slickrock. The frequency of rock depends on how close you get to the rim. The closer you are, the more slickrock there is to enjoy.

After rolling along for a bit, you'll get to large slickrock play area. The trail is to the right, but there are multiple lines to get you down. A word of caution: Dont roll an edge blind. It could be a smooth ramp, or it could be a big drop. Scout, then huck.

The steep slick rock area will lead to Malloy Park and the Porcupine Rim Camping Area. The trail braids here a bit, but keep heading north along the rim and you'll get back on track. Just be careful for tents and sunbathers dotting the trail. Afterwards, a little more rolling trail and slickrock will connect you with LPS.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by US Forest Service Moab Ranger District

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Photos

The amazing Porcupine Rim.
Dec 20, 2013 near Moab, UT
Dropping it like it's hot on UPS
Apr 25, 2017 near Moab, UT
Two Spaniards eating the Whole Enchilada. Amazing. One of the best trails we've ever done!
Sep 28, 2018 near Moab, UT
Brandon picks the outside-line from several options on UPS.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
Just another fun, rocky section near the end of UPS!
Apr 25, 2017 near Moab, UT
Making the transition from UPS to LPS
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT

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Sep 4, 2023
Greg Kjono
Apr 30, 2022
Curtis Evans
Awesome views! 2.2mi
Apr 14, 2022
K D
Oct 10, 2021
Ryan Hickman
Oct 8, 2021
Rusty Ware
May 19, 2021
Sue U.
Nov 6, 2020
Timothy Howard
1st trail of the long WE day after shuttle drop off. Next up was LPS — 0h 42m
Oct 24, 2020
Sue U.
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