The Whole Enchilada Ride Report

On Saturday I got the chance to go ride The Whole Enchilada, which is a series of trails in Moab UT. Starting up in the LaSalle Mountains, connect Burro Pass, Hazard County, Upper Porcupine Singletrack, Lower Porcupine Singletrack and the Porcupine Rim Trail and you’ve done the Whole Enchilada. It is a tough day of riding but very much worth the effort.

Because you start out around 11,000 feet and descend into the slickrock and sandy desert playground of  Moab you pass through several ecosystems and types of terrain. You start out in lush mountain fields and Aspen forests…

Josh getting ready to rock out on Burro Pass Singletrack...

..and end up in a rocky war of skill and strength with the earth.

...and changing a flat on Porcupine Rim.

Along the way you can also find yourself ripping along just a few feet from a shear cliff…just try not to think about it!

The trail is not too far from where we stopped to take this.

The Whole Enchilada is not a ride you get to do everyday and so when the chance comes, you take it. Moab is only an hour and half from my house so I did it as a 14 hour day trip so it made for a pretty long day, although you can get a shuttle service to take you up for around $25. Check out Kyle Mears with Acme Shuttle, he’s the man with the van plan in Moab.

Here’s some other pics from the trip, enjoy!

View from the top of Burro Pass

Getting ready to drop in on Burro Pass.


Its not an adventure until you have a creek crossing.

View of Burro Pass from the start of Hazard County.

View of where we still have to go from the start of Hazard.

Upper Porcupine Singletrack (UPS) trail...

CLiffside trail on Lower Porcupine Singletrak (LPS).

Almost back to the car...

-James Wilson-

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  1. J-Dro says:

    I did TWE back in fall of ’08. Definitely one of the best days ever spent on a saddle. Can’t wait to get back.

    Here’s a short video that I put together from our trip.

    Reply • August 8 at 10:13 am
  2. James says:

    Another 7 chainstay bites the dust. I know so many people who have broken these. Nice looking trail by the way 🙂

    Reply • August 8 at 2:10 pm
    • bikejames says:

      I ride mine pretty hard, not sure what the Rowdy Factor is for that bike but I’m sure that I am pushing it. Its a great bike for that trail…

      Reply • August 8 at 2:41 pm
  3. Jim says:

    I rode it last year. I did the shuttle with the guy who has won the race they have evey year. He does it all in like 2 1/2 hours and even cleans the notch. I tried to keep up with him but I got smoked. That dude was on of the fastest I’ve ever seen. He just use a light 150mm travel bike too. (trek remedy)

    Reply • August 9 at 10:25 pm
  4. B. Slamma says:

    great day in the saddle James, nice pics too!

    Reply • September 9 at 10:33 am

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