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Blue Dot to Portal

Important Information: People have died riding the dangerous (very exposed) sections of the portal trail.  Walk these spots to the death count does not increase.
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Trail Review(s)
Rider - Eric
The ride up to the Blue Dot section of this ride was on Jeep road.  Once you get to the turn onto the Blue Dot trail, it turns to rock and double track with some single track.  This follows the cliff to the top of the Portal trail.  You have been warned here and when we rode it there was a trail sign showing the number of deaths from riders that have died trying to ride the few VERY exposed sections.
Would you ride again?
Yes
Any suggestions?
Probably shuttle this.  It was a bit of a downer after a good trail to ride the road back up to the car in the Moab heat.

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Trail Photos Slideshow

Trail Statistics
My Rating
07 of 10
Ride Type
Loop or Shuttle
Trail Type
DT & Rock
Road Type
Jeep
Miles
24.5
Average Grade
7
Vertical Gain
4779
Vertical Loss
4779
Max. Elevation
5496
Min. Elevation
3983


Trail Fees
Parking / Use
Free, Plenty
Camping
-


Trail Location
Regional City
Moab, UT
Closest City
Moab, UT
Start (Lat./Lon.)
N38° 39.390'
W109° 40.659'
End (Lat./Lon.)
N38° 33.700'
W109° 35.087'

Trails Ridden
Blue Dot
Portal
Nearby Trails
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500-BlueDot-Moab,UT.gpx
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Eric Meyer,
Nov 6, 2009, 1:53 PM
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Eric Meyer,
Nov 6, 2009, 1:53 PM