After Little Canyon you begin a climb up Gold Bar to Gold Bar Rim, and from there you can ride the rim of the canyon leading into Moab.
After a long day of riding mostly downhill on Mag 7, the sudden hard climbing is a bit of a shock to the system, but stick with it – the rewards will be worth it.
The views are spectacular all around. Panorama shots were made for this route!
There’s LOTS of exposure, so you have to really watch where you ride. An older, more dangerous route right along the cliff edge is marked with blue dots, but the newer, less exposed route is marked with yellow dots. You get to choose your level the exposure amount for much of the ride.
The route is full of technical ups and downs, but most of it is rideable for a skilled biker.
You might want to check out the drops before dumping into them so that you can pick the best path.
As you proceed along the rim, you’ll hit a fork and can go left up to the famous Portal trail, or right onto Poison Spider.