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Portal Overlook

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,082' 330 m
Descent: -38' -12 m
High: 5,029' 1,533 m
Low: 3,979' 1,213 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

Panoramic viewpoint of the Moab Valley, La Sal Mountains, Colorado River, and the south portal.

Nicholas Shannon

Features River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

The steep ascent/descent from mile 1 to 1-1/2 has many ledges and step-ups that are not runnable.

Description

From JayCee Park, follow the running trail up the Colorado River towards the river "portal." Please register at the visitor box. From the visitor box, the trail begins its climb to the viewpoint. After several switchbacks, the trail follows a cairned route up "ramps" of Kayenta sandstone to the overlook. Be cautious around the overlook as there are no safety fences. This trail is frequently used by mountain bike riders.

During late afternoons in the summer, this trail is largely in the shade of higher cliffs.

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#707

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Watching the sun come up from the Portal Overlook Trail in Moab, UT.
Mar 19, 2015 near Moab, UT

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