Porcupine Rim, Moab, UT

At the end of UPS and the LPS, the Whole Enchilada trail takes a gentle left turn away from cliff edge and becomes Porcupine Rim.

If you don’t like rock gardens, you are really going to hate the top of Porcupine Rim.  For miles you hop bowling ball sized rocks and 6 inch high ledges, and it can really give your upper body a shake.  And it’s hard on bikes – I once taco’ed my big chain ring on a ledge and had to ride granny gear all the way back to Moab!  But I love screaming down the trail dodging the rocks as the valley below opens up.

along Porcupine Rim
along Porcupine Rim

As you descend you come to the edge of Jackass Canyon.  From there you again ride cliffs down to the Colorado River.

Jackass Canyon
Jackass Canyon
Colorado River
Colorado River

At the end of this ride you ride down to a tunnel under the highway.  At this point I was relaxed, and of course, where the trail was smooth and easy I endo’ed for the first time in ten years.  I learned how to roll through endos when I first started riding and was able to come out of it with just a minor flesh wound.  Thank god for my helmet – it was seriously broken in several places.

And I caught the whole thing in the video below.

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