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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +25/ -93 ft
Total: 80 riders

Mountain Biking Pothole Arch Trail

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#126 of 693 mountain bike trails in Utah
#3,294 in the world

After climbing Amasa Back the trail forks off to the right. The singletrack will take you out and back to Pothole Arch and to the start of Rockstacker. Fun trail on slickrock and singletrack with great views.

First added by david_darling on May 8, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 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 Moab going south on Hwy 191 turn right onto Kane Creek Rd. ( McDonald's on the corner) and staying left or straight as road bends to the right. Drive to the Amasa Back TH parking area'
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  • Chris Daniels

    It may be that it was just a welcome change from the long slog up the Amasa jeep trail, but Pothole Arch was awesome up to the Rockstacker trail which is the only reason we rode Pothole. It starts out pretty flat but then opens up to some fast-ish downhill on singletrack and slickrock.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    While the arch at the end is a bit of a let down, I disagree with mike_d below. I think the real reason to ride this is because the trail itself is quite entertaining. The last stretch to the arch itself is all slickrock, and I thought it was quite enjoyable. Sure, this isn't a 5-star ride, but I'll give it 4 without reservation.

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  • ~Mountain Bike Addict~

    The only reason toto ride this trail is to see the pothole arch at the end. It's poorly marked and maintained, multiple tracks leading different places. Not too steep, just rocky and very loose. Other local trails are better marked so you don't veer off course with piles of rocks, that is a rarity here, leaving you often wondering where the trail is. But the views are great!

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  • david_darling

    Fun singletrack on slickrock to small arch. Scenic and challenging. Out and back is 4.4 miles.

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