Captain Ahab

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↑ 600 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
4,103
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Trail Description
About this trail
Climb up Amasa Back's rocky, ledge-filled jeep road for 2.7 miles. At 2.3 you'll see a sign for the Ahab mid-point. Keep climbing to reach the actual beginning. There's a sign and a turn off to the left. It's pretty clear.

Ahab is a little over 4 miles of singletrack slick rock climbs and drops interspersed with small sections of dirt singletrack. It is rated as a double-black diamond trail and is quite technical. Everything is rideable; most drops roll right off though some may seem intimidating. There is a section of cliff exposure but it's not nearly as exposed as some other trails in the area and is easily walkable. This trail is SICK!!!

At the end you'll meet back up with the Amasa Back trail and ride it back to the entrance, hike out and head back to your car.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ


September 29, 2017
 
Review: It's best ridden as a loop, climbing up Hymasa Trail to join Captain Ahab near the top... The Hymasa Trail is magnificent advanced climbing singletrack. There are lots of rock steps and lots of short steep pinches you have to punch up. When you reach Captain Ahab you continue climbing for a while - only steeper and more challenging. Captain Ahab is a double black diamond trail! It is relentlessly and intensely technical with steep ups, steep downs, rock steps, rock drops, side exposure, rock gardens and very little easy going. Expert riders will be in nirvana. Advanced riders will probably survive with some dabbing and walking.

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Singletrack


May 22, 2017
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: I like this trail. Some drops, slight exposure and absolute fun from top to bottom.

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Granny Gear

May 8, 2017
 
Review: Words do not do it justice. Go ride it for yourself!

Similar Trail: South Rim on Gooseberry mixed with Porcupine Rim

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Singletrack


April 3, 2017
 
Review: A phenomenal trail. All rock. Very technical. Recommend expert riders only. Pretty much everything is rollable, but there are plenty of small 2-3 ft drops. Exposure in places. Very easy to hurt yourself out here. Bring your big bike for big smiles.

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Gramcounter

October 12, 2016
 
Review: Technical mountain biking at its finest. The uphill sections are demanding and the downhill requires focus. If you like to be challenged then this trail is for you. It does have flow but does require skill. I think every mountain biker should test themselves on this trail at some point.

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2016
 
Review: Kudos to the trail makers. Pure awesomeness throughout.

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Singletrack

April 10, 2016
Jon_Gotow Singletrack  
 
Review: Ahab is beautifully laid out and an absolute blast to ride!

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Singletrack


April 7, 2016
 
Review: Rode Hymasa up to a small connector putting us on the halfway point of Ahab. I was told the full Ahab wasn't worth it, rather doing two half Ahabs was a better use of our time and energy.

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Doubletrack


September 6, 2015
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
 
Review: So this was the last part of my "break-in" to Moab ride. Took Hymasa up to this one and of course by the time I got started on Ahab, it was night. The GoPro footage turned out alright. The ride was EPIC! Loved every bit of it, rolled right through this, Praise The Lord for safety. Had a blast!! Gnarly and there are drops, getting speed, close calls, don't fall to the right and die, and so on. This deal is an absolute must and you can crash next to the water on Kane Creek Rd when you're done and sleep happily ever after... zzzzzzz

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World Champ


December 27, 2014
 
Review: It's a great trail but don't under-estimate it because it will try to maim and kill you!!! If you survive you will have found enlightenment and will never be the same again. It is a truly epic trail.

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Captain Ahab MTB Trail 4.90 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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