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I just got back from Moab. I rented a bike from poison spider and ended up riding Porcupine Rim Trail. What a blast! So glad I chose that trail. I did here that Captain Ahab was a really good trail and wish time had to ride it. Because of snow the shuttle could only get us to Kokopelli. I just posted this video this morning:
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If you don't have most of a day to dedicate to ride Porcupine, the Amasa back trails especially capt ahab is Amazing! Exactly a year ago I was in Moab, and I rented from Chili pepper bikes. Great shop and workers.
Captain Ahab video!
I was just in Moab for a day and a half of riding. Amasa back is what was recommended to me by a shop in town and thats what I rode. Hymasa and Captain Ahab are both newer trails in the area that make for some really fun riding. If your schedule allows I've been told porcupine rim and/or the whole enchilada are must do's. Slickrock is a quick loop. its cool that its a completely alien surface but the trail isn't the greatest...do not ride if its windy.
Used to live in Colorado and would go up to 4 times per year. Time for one trail? I agree with Porcupine Rim as a must-do. I've tried many trails out there, but Porcupine Rim is my favorite. It will give you rocks, sand, small dropoffs, and exposed ledges. The Slickrock Bike Trail is also a good ride if you've never ridden slickrock surfaces.
Whether you ride to, or get a ride to the trailhead, consider donating a couple of bucks for the per-vehicle entry fee. I'm not sure where the money goes, but in my grandiose and maybe naive mind, hopefully it helps maintain some of the primitive camping areas, road grading, Slickrock trail markings, etc.
If your schedule changes and allows for more time, "The Whole Enchilada" is a shuttle into the La Sal mountains. You ride to Burro Pass at about 11,000 ft., then about a 30-mile descent (including Porcupine Rim) to about 4,000 ft.
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Porcupine rim! awesome. just awesome.
Amasa Back, and sovereign trails also awesome, but not as breathtaking.
Porcupine puts you on the edge of a cliff over the Colorado river.
Slickrock is super fun, you get to climb up walls on a bike. We tried it at night. that was a different experience.
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