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    Cliffs on Slick Rock Trail?

    So i'm headed to Moab over Memorial Day weekend, and i was wondering if anyone could confirm for me that there aren't any spots where there is exposure to steep cliffs (like i hear Porcupine Rim and Poison Spider have). I can handle technical stuff, as worst case scenario, i just hop off and walk for a few, but crazy heights scare the sh*t out of me.

    Last year i was REALLY new to biking, so i did the new Intrepid Trail and Klondike Bluffs. After a season of riding the Colorado Front Range, i'm looking for something more technical, but no exposure to crazy steep cliffs (i get a bit of vertigo, and just generally freak the **** out in these situations). I'm not a crazy skilled rider, but i'd say i'm intermediate at this point. Other than Slick Rock (i've heard this one is challenging, but i'd still like to try it), any other suggestions?

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    There are cliffs but you don't have to ride by them. You have to kind of go out of your way to ride by them.
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    Portal isnt bad, just hug the right shoulder and you'll be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    Portal isnt bad, just hug the right shoulder and you'll be fine

    Now thats just mean...
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    As said before on Slickrock you would have to go out of your way to ride next to any cliffs. You should be fine. Moab might not be the best place to ride if you really have that intense of a phobia, I am having trouble thinking of many other rides that are a ton of fun where you aren't next to cliffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaren880
    So i'm headed to Moab over Memorial Day weekend, and i was wondering if anyone could confirm for me that there aren't any spots where there is exposure to steep cliffs (like i hear Porcupine Rim and Poison Spider have). I can handle technical stuff, as worst case scenario, i just hop off and walk for a few, but crazy heights scare the sh*t out of me.
    other suggestions?
    Here's mine:

    sovereign/salt wash from Willow springs road west, out salt wash and back Sovereign,

    Lazy to Deadman's ridge and on down the brand spankin new lower deadmans ridge that meets up with the paved bike path.

    And the new Magnificent 7 single track sections(art's corner, little cyn) out and back from'
    where little cyn meets the Gold Bar Jeep Trail.]

    You'll still be grinning on Labor Day

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    Alright cool, thanks! Sounds like i'll have to do that one.

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