Amasa Back Area

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20.0
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
3,978
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About this trail
Thanks to the fantastic trails that have been built by Moab Trail Mix in recent years, the Amasa Back area is no longer a one-trick pony of a 4x4 road. Instead, it has been developed into a complete trail system, with interconnected singletrack trails the junction with the classic 4x4 route. Consequently, Moab Trail Mix has resigned this area as a cohesive trail system.
If you choose to ride here, must-ride trails include the new Hymasa and Captain Ahab bike-only singletrack.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
Amasa Back Trail
Rockstacker
Jackson Trail
Pothole Arch Trail
Captain Ahab
Hymasa
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Reviews (10)
 

Bunny Hop

May 29, 2018
 
Review: This trail system has to compete with the whole enchilada, but it is another amazing ride in Moab. If you can handle canyon riding, do not pass this one up! Definitely technical uphill rock climbs followed by steep techy descents, but if you can handle one of the roughest trails I have ridden it is well worth it, having what I consider one of the best descents I have ever ridden. If you are looking for more details the trail that is premier is Captain Ahab which also sits on this site ranked alone? but pretty much there is one blue trail that takes you up and if you can't handle the captain, ride back down for a really sweet ride. Super important *** pay very close attention for the trail markers after crossing the creek. there is a hike a bike right after the creek. but after that, it is extremely easy to miss the trail head and instead taking up a near impossible jeep trail. The actual trail rides above it, on the cliff right above, just out of sight. I have ridden many of the top trails on singletracks and this one should be in the top 10.

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Doubletrack


September 6, 2015
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Awesome network and I had a blast. This was my break-in to Moab. I didn't get done with all the fun until 10:06 p.m. thanks to the sweet light that the wife got me. So, played around for a few hours maybe. Camped off Kane Creek Rd, so it all worked out!

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Singletrack


February 21, 2015
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: Climbing Hymasa is tough but with amazing views. Going down Captain Ahab is pure fun. This trail is absolutely must ride if you're in Moab.

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Granny Gear

January 15, 2015
KMacRae354 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome singletrack, there is a jeep trail but I saw no vehicles.

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World Champ


December 2, 2014
 
Review: I came down Captain Ahab which tried to maim and kill me but I survived and gained enlightenment. Great Moab style ride of the more extreme type. Not to be missed if you have the skills.

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Doubletrack

July 18, 2014
 
Review: So sick! The terrain here is very different; nice and rocky. I only did Hymasa up and Captain Ahab back (a very popular route) but I had so much fun that I had to do it again the very next day! A must do in Moab.

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May 22, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Hymasa up, Captain Ahab down: A perfect way to spend part of a day. Hymasa is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever riden, and Ahab is the gnarliest trail by far that I have ever ridden; absolutely insane. By far the best trail area in Moab, 5 stars!

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Bunny Hop

May 12, 2014
 
Review: Very technical but lots of fun! It has awesome views and parts of the trail that can challenge any rider. Make sure to hit up the captain ahab trail on the way down though! It's the best part of the trail.

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Gramcounter


May 2, 2014
blutzski Gramcounter  
 
Review: While Amasa Back has always been a great ride, with the addition of Captain Ahab, this has gone to being one of my top 3 rides Moab. They did an amazing job putting in Ahab. Technical enough to be challenging and fun, but "easy" enough that you don't have to be an expert on a free ride bike to ride it. Love this trail!

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World Champ


May 1, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: This area is absolutely fantastic! The new-style trail developments from Moab Trail Mix, including Hymasa and Captain Ahab, are just out of this world. You need to ride these trails! Of course, the classic cliff-top riding on Amasa Back and the ledgy descent down the 4x4 are still well-worth riding. You can easily log a full day of riding in this trail system.

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Amasa Back Area MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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