Day 20 - Moab , Upper Porcupine Rim
 
 
 
 
 

We decided to ride the Porcupine rim trail, but without the pain of the long ride from town to the start of the trail. So we booked a 10am shuttle with the Coyote shuttle service. We parked in the City market car park and then waited for the shuttle at Moab Cyclery We found out while we were waiting that there were two shuttles going one doing the normal route, and the other doing the Longer Upper Porcupine rim Trail. So we paid $15 each and caught the shuttle for the longer route, which we had not done before Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab
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Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab

The shuttle went up the La Sal Mt loop road to the start of the ride, and took quite a while with everyone packed into the van like sardines.

At the drop off point we felt quite undressed compared to most of the other riders who were kitted out full body armour.

Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab
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Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab The route headed off down an old jeep road, before heading off on unmarked singletrack which followed the edge of a cliff. The singletrack was great, and we only encountered one un-rideable section for us a very steep chute section which dropped down the side of a cliff. Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab
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Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab The singletrack was great, a nice change to the normal riding in Moab which tends to be either riding on open slick rock, or double track. Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab
Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab After around 6 miles we reconnected to the normal Porcupine rim trail. Upper Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike Ride, Moab
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Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab
Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab The trail from this point was mostly down hill, on old jeep tracks. Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab
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Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab Eventually the trail started to narrow as we dropped down towards the Green river. Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab
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Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab This last section of the trail is great, as you ride along with the cliff edge next to, and gets quite technical in places. Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab
Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab

Eventually we hit the road and rode back along it into town, in total the ride was 26 miles long.

We had some cold drinks at Hogi Yogi and then headed pack to the apartment.

In the evening went to our favorite Moab restaurant again the Moab Brewery.

Porcupine Rim Trail Mountain bike ride, Moab

DAY 21