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UPS

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 4.8 (60)

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

Features -none-

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.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by US Forest Service Moab Ranger District

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  4.8 from 60 votes

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  4.8 from 60 votes
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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
Just another fun, rocky section near the end of UPS!
Apr 25, 2017 near Moab, UT
Huge slickrock expanse about half way through UPS.
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Making the transition from UPS to LPS
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT

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May 9, 2020
Riley Duke
Nov 13, 2019
Jay Holsten
Sep 22, 2019
Tim K
With Nikki and Joel. one of the best rides ever. unreal views of castle valley
Sep 22, 2019
Joel Maier
So sick! Went with Niki and Tim
Jun 17, 2019
Patrick Burns
Again, super pedally but there are some very cool sections.
Jun 7, 2019
Connor Parish
Fantastic trail with expertly crafted flow and tech featuring rock slabs, flow, a fair bit of good old-fashioned chunk, and stunning views. 2.2mi — 0h 34m
May 26, 2019
Brett Boncore
May 12, 2019
Timothy Perry