The Portal Trail

exposed Portal Trail Exposure on Portal. This is the one aspect of the trail that I had heard most about. Though certainly intimidating if you are not used to narrow single-track, this is the easiest part of the ride. But by all means, do not under-estimate the consequences of a screw up. It is a 500+ foot, more or less straight-down drop on the left.

Jeff on step drop Typical step drop on Portal. Here Jeff descends a drop on the second switchback. Later on in the trail (after the exposure) these become more frequent and more intense.

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