Porcupine Rim

4/5 (7 reviews)
Don't miss this gem in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. While not as famous as other local trails, it is well worth the time and effort it takes to run this route. To say this trail is scenic is an understatement. Virtually the entire 9 miles are rough outcroppings of the classic Moab slickrock, ... Read More
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Highlights of Porcupine Rim

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Desert Category Icon Desert
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Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
6824 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Porcupine Rim
Nearest Town
Moab
Nearest Services
Moab
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Moab Field Office

Overview

Don't miss this gem in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. While not as famous as other local trails, it is well worth the time and effort it takes to run this route. To say this trail is scenic is an understatement. Virtually the entire 9 miles are rough outcroppings of the classic Moab slickrock, making for a challenging but fulfilling trip.

You may recognize the rock formations and terrain features along this trail because the area has been in several movies and TV shows. The same scenery that brings filmmakers is the highlight of this trail. As one of the highest-elevation trails in Moab, the views of Utah in are fantastic in all directions. The views include the La Sal Mountains, Castle Valley, Round Mountain, Castleton Tower, and the Colorado River on the north side. The south side of this trail has views of Moab, the sandstone rock 'fins,' and the famous trails in the valley.

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