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Level: Advanced
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +586/ -575 ft
Total: 251 riders

Mountain Biking Amasa Back Trail

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#22 of 700 mountain bike trails in Utah
#296 in the world

I dismissed this trail after first reading the description due to the elevation gain (aprox '1400) but a friend talked me into doing it and I am glad she did, what a great ride! This is a popular route with the crawler/jeep crowd so expect a few, the ones we encountered were friendly and not going fast enough to even make dust so they were not a problem. The climb in is very steady with only a couple really steep areas, the trail surface is mostly Sandstone and has many small ledges (less than 1 ft) and a few bigger ones.

Challenging and fun for experienced mountain bikers only a short bike ride from town. Lots of small technical spots with quite often many options for getting up and around, even a few walk sections so it had everything. Great country with awesome views all the way around. The trail winds up and over a ridge and then out to the edge of a cliff over 1000' above the Colorado River as it snakes its way towards the southwest. The ride back down is a great downhill run with many jumps, corners and drop offs, but you will remember where all the nasty ones are from the trip up, right?

First added by AK_Dan on Mar 9, 2006. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Center & Main in Moab, take Main St south and take a right on Kane Creek Rd (or take the Mill Creek Bike Path to 500 West and turn left). Follow Kane Creek Rd for 5 miles; Amasa Back parking is the second lot after the pavement ends. The jeep trail leaves the road less than a mile later.
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