Grand County, Utah

Elevation Gain1,965ft
Trailhead Elevation3,972ft
Elevation Min/Max3968/5047ft
Elevation Start/End3972/3972ft


Portal is a hiking and biking trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 3,972 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,965 feet. The Portal Trail parking is near the trailhead. The Portal Overlook viewpoint can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Poison Spider Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Moab (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green
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"This strenuous uphill hike leads to a spectacular viewpoint above vertical cliffs overlooking Moab and the Colorado River Canyon. The Portal Overlook Trail, while strenuous and mostly uphill, follows a good trail to one of the most spectacular scenic viewpoints in the Moab area. The trail, one of the hardest in this book, is hot in summer but lies in the shade of tall cliffs in the late afternoon. It ends at an unfenced overlook above a 300-foot-high cliff. Watch children on the cliff edge. Mountain bikers also use the trail for a quick descent route from the Poison Spider Mesa trails above." Read more

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Trail Information

Grand County
Nearby City
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab 84532; (435) 259-2100; www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html
Local Contacts
USGS Moab, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Local Maps

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Dec 2018