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Portal Overlook

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (7)

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


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

5,029' 1,533 m

High

3,979' 1,213 m

Low

1,082' 330 m

Up

38' 12 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

From JayCee Park, follow the hiking 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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Shared By:

Nicholas Shannon

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  3.4 from 7 votes

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  3.4 from 7 votes
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Photos

Distant showers sweep over the city of Moab.
Nov 13, 2020 near Moab, UT
The large slab or rim makes a great viewpoint across Moab and the surrounding area.
Nov 13, 2020 near Moab, UT
Watching the sun come up from the Portal Overlook Trail in Moab, UT.
Mar 19, 2015 near Moab, UT
Sandy trails and rocky terrain.
Nov 13, 2020 near Moab, UT
Ashley rounds a uneven switchback on the Portal Trail.
Nov 13, 2020 near Moab, UT
Portions of the trail are formed by an interesting slab that forms a high-traction ramp.
Nov 13, 2020 near Moab, UT

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Dec 31, 2020
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