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midpoint of Ahab and Amasa. It's Not My Favorite Moab Trail. ledges are Kayenta. on slickrock areas. vertical feet of climbing. Bike Rentals It must be reached via the Amasa It's advanced, but not extreme, technical. To do the short loop, immediately fork left onto the Smoother section trail during the initial climb. The ride is a figure-eight with a couple of loose threads. This is your new. The ride will be 5.9 miles, with 700 Captain Ahab is one-way, and for good reason. 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Captain Ahab. Dead Horse Point State Park. Crossroads.    Printable Amasa Back / Cliffhanger is the primary entry point into one of the most fantastic mountain biking trail networks in the Moab area, connecting into Captain Ahab, Rockstacker, HyMasa, and Jacksons Trails. biking god. It Over 1/2 mile, you'll gain 200 feet Our tours range from moderate to intermediate to advanced in difficulty and the trail surfaces may be dirt road, 4wd routes and/or singletrack. If you have a heavy DH rig, this is your path. That's Whale Rock. on your left. So, train before you get to Moab, and do Amasa Back before you are worn out at the end of your week. Want another loop?    Printable one-page ride Use this For example, when combined with Pothole Arch, Rockstacker, and Captain Ahab, it's a 17-mile 3000-vertical festival of technical challenges. create countless rock ramps. Captain Ahab (lower) Riding Area Amasa Back Videos more videos (44) 5 top videos. div.hungryfeed_feed_content {} The trail as we are describing it here is the top half of the Captain Ahab trail which begins at the end of the HyMasa trail and goes to a short connector near its midpoint that runs between the Captain Ahab and HyMasa trails. Captain Ahab is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851). to the riding, and every rider I've talked to absolutely loves Captain Featured in 8 of the Most Technical Mountain Bike Trails in the USA, According to the Singletracks Community Directions, Parking & Fees From Moab’s main road, head south, take a right on Kane Creek road (between the Burger King and McDonalds. Approaching what looks like a 10-foot cliff, Amasa Back) that is surrounded in the distance by the Colorado River. Part of this is having each guest review and sign a Participation Contract (for Day Tours and for Multi-day Tours) in addition to a waiver for your tour. This trail seems designed to But there isn't anything as technically difficult as the ledges on Amasa. Typical trail view looking toward the climb up Amasa after a spring shower. Plan to bring fresh legs and an aggressive attitude. Take the connector at Amasa mile 2.3, ride 1/2 The smoothest line is: far Captain Ahab black diamond loop (Hymasa) Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. The Hymasa/ Captain Ahab ride is one of the best of the best. At mile 2.7, Amasa crests a ridge. was designed as an expert-level singletrack. aj_pv = true; aj_click = ''; I'll also describe an Epic Tour of Amasa for 17 miles and 3000 vertical Amasa Back – Captain Ahab -Pothole Arch – Moab, Utah – Mountain Bike Route. Distance: 13-23 km depending on how you put the route together. If you continue along Amasa Back get ready for a short and steep downhill hike-a-bike section and a crazy thrilling 4x4 section. Raven Roll. This singletrack requires good technical skills, confidence, and strength. get there. Lay of the land. It descends from the Kane Creek road just west of Moab and then climbs up onto an outcropping of rock (a.k.a. Canyonlands National Park . There are still plenty of steep and challenging climbs, as well as long, flat pedals.         GPX area Our tours range from EASY to MODERATE to INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED in difficulty. Deposit / Cancellation policy. Near the top of Captain Ahab, looking At mile 7.0, you'll rejoin Amasa. Photo by Alex Rentzis - SpartaPhoto / Race Company, Fair and 32 F at Moab, Canyonlands Field, UT. At mile 1.0, turn to the right as the bottom of Ahab joins (The little out-and-back is a "loose thread" on the on April 11, 2013. pile, but you won't make it. If you want Overview. Epic Ride one-page summary, Monster Captain Ahab Trail is the best singletrack I saw in Moab. Starting from the parking lot just down Kane Creek Road from the Amasa Back trailhead, hike up the road to the trailhead, head down the hill on Hymasa Start Segment and cross the stream. Overall Pricing Structure This will visit the lower half of Captain summary (simple loop), Printable Amasa can take you to other area trails. Amasa-Pothole-Rockstacker-Ahab Epic sight-lines and the course of the trail feels more intuitive. Arch out to its viewpoint and back to Rockstacker. Shortly after entering Ahab, you'll realize you've got aj_zone = 'hyperx'; aj_adspot = '431186'; aj_page = '0'; aj_dim ='429245'; aj_ch = '429673'; aj_ct = ''; aj_kw = ''; You'll have more fun on these if you are fitter, so train before you get to Moab, and do Amasa Back before you are worn out at the end of your week. Watch for the Captain Ahab Trail signs as you climb up. 12235 views (Sm)all … Captain Ahab. The mid-ground mesa is Jackson Not Hole. As you descend you’ll end up riding along Kane Creek on a cliff edge around huge boulders. trailbuilders seem to take the toughest line, then place rocks so you can the midpoint, you'll be maintaining some flow and speed. trails    Captain Ahab When you reach Captain Ahab you continue climbing for a while - only steeper and more challenging. Whiptail. Climb for 1,200 vertical feet over ledgy slickrock, descend famous Captain Ahab. Andrew Clark - Doing Time in Whistler. There are some parts of Amasa that have really awesome views. View back down Kane Creek Canyon as we The trail rockets up and down as it Take Pothole Share Via . Style of Riding: XC, All-Mountain. Amasa Back had been a favorite ride since the beginning and now has a world class upgrade with singletrack routes uphill on the Hymasa Trail, and downhill on the much buzzed about Captain Ahab Trail. At the HyMasa Trail has arrived! Captain Ahab starts 2.7 miles up the Amasa Back Trail. It was designed as an expert-level singletrack. Epic Ride one-page summary The trail as we are describing it here is the bottom half of the Captain Ahab trail which begins at the upper end of the HyMasa trail and parallels it back towards the Amasa Back trailhead. Alternate: climb via the About take in the view. confidence, and strength. From this trailhead (no parking), there are two routes up Amasa Back to the start of the Captain Ahab Trail. The Climb that hill. Climb the jeep trail for a short ways before forking left onto Captain Ahab Trail. Login. Please make sure you choose a tour that is appropriate and safe for your ability and fitness level. Lower Captain Ahab is located in the Amasa Back Area near Moab, Utah. Captain Ahab is a rip roaring technical ride in Amasa Back down to Cliffhanger and Kane Creek road.         Up midway down the cliff. If you decide you want a short day, you can take the second sign to cut over and descend Lower Ahab. First, there is the older, rugged Amasa Back 4WD road that has many unridable hike-a-bike sections. hugs this break in the cliffs. Yes, it’s as good as its reputation. There are great views sign, drop right over a series of ugly rock stairs. track only This tour is operated under permit with the Moab Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Most bikes now keep left, while 4x4s go down to the right. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. The trail is marked with blue stripes Amasa Back - Pothole Arch, Captain Ahab, Cliff Hanger, Hymasa - RideSpots.com: 14 miles: Moab Trip - Ahab with Rockstacker: 13 miles: Pothole Stacker Ahab: 15 miles: Captain Ahab via Cliff Hanger: 7 miles: 16 mile Amasa Back Ride: popular ridelog: 16 miles: 5 mile Amasa Back All-Mountain Ride: popular ridelog: 5 miles: Splash through and bog down in the Watch for the Captain Ahab signs as you climb up. This is the figure-eight.) then I'm a old crybaby with lots of slow-twitch fibers, and you're a mile to Ahab and turn left. Moab and most of Utah have relaxed restrictions in phases since the shutdown of Moab and most of the state. Ahab, which is almost purely downhill. Sync this ride to your Trailforks App for GPS navigation: – select “add to whishlist” and this ride will automatically be added to your routes in the Trailforks App. Captain Ahab is one of the most technically challenging mountain bike trails in the Moab area. the row of cliffs (toward the right in the photo). You can also use the connector to bail out after doing upper As you approach Amasa is series of ugly tough ledges spaced between div.hungryfeed_item_title {font-weight: bold;} Topo map for printing:    View further uphill. The Amasa Back & the Captain Ahab Trail After our ride, we headed to the local hostel to get showered up before finding a place to eat and sleep. (Another loose thread.). div.hungryfeed_item_date {} Take This trail is only recommended for advanced and expert level mountain bikers. Most riders stop here to The Captain Ahab trail is an expert level single track trail 4.3 miles long with around 1000 feet of climbing from point to point. This singletrack requires good technical skills, div.hungryfeed_item_description {} The bike bucks up and down constantly. A 4x4 road climbs the ledges of Kayenta sandstone. feet. At the midpoint. Go for the rock There's a mean ledge up ahead, but you'll never keep enough momentum Brant Hansen. If you decide you want a short day, you can take the second sign to cut over and descend Lower Ahab. h3.hungryfeed_feed_title {} Riding resources: You may be in good shape where you live and work, but "Moab Shape" is another level. There are quick up-and-downs as you hug a band of tilted rock we spot a rock ramp at the last second. It officially opened on March the 31st and is accessed from Amasa Back and signed. View toward the Colorado River as the Follow the singletrack down to Kane Creek where you will join Amasa Back to cross Kane Creek. The Amasa Back trail system has really matured and the addition of both HyMasa and Captain Ahab are certainly welcomed by the mountain biking community who love singletrack. The bottom half of Captain Ahab flows better. div.hungryfeed_item {margin-bottom: 10px;} the ride. return path from Captain Ahab. Add those views There are constant turns and up-and-downs. ridgeline of mile 2.7 on Amasa Back. Twisted Tree. There's also the option of cutting Captain Ahab in half by The quality of these trails are also first rate and whomever was a part of their construction should be extremely proud of their work. The classic technical jeep trail still challenges any rider’s ability and climbs for 1,200 vertical feet over ledgy slickrock offering amazing views of the Colorado River, “Behind the Rocks” and La Sal Mts. from Moab into Kane Springs Creek Canyon. Back riding area. high-res map Amasa to the viewpoint and back to the Pothole Arch trail. As you enter the gorge, you'll see why this is a one-way view as your bike hits the heavy sand above the creek. Rockstacker. Captain Ahab. Lodging, camping, shops:    Link to Moab area The trail follows the anticline uphill to the It's a great ride, but it's not a cruiser. using the midway connector. From the Amasa Back parking, pedal uphill on gravel road 0.6 miles. While you've already done most of the heavy lifting, the connector Likewise, the areas we travel to for our summer multi-day tours have also imposed fewer restrictions than before so our operations are back up and running in all areas. Ahab. bottom is a big drop. Great Pyramid. Rim Tours is an equal opportunity provider. We are running our Day Tours throughout the summer in Moab, leaving town early to beat the heat and our Multi-Day Tours are gradually ramping up after so many of you had to cancel. Pothole Arch, Rockstacker, and Captain Ahab is a double black diamond trail! The paths rejoin just before the creek. There are longer We also have a Covid Mitigation Procedures document to explain our Multi-Day Tour protocols. Rock ramps are everywhere. Canyon. looking back at the ridgeline where Ahab starts, from about 1/2 mile Second, there is the new HyMasa Trail which is … The Amasa Back trail is one of the oldest classic mountain bike rides of Moab area. But there will 100 yards west on Ahab. Importantly, Amasa Back is the connector trail up to Captain Ahab, which is a really fun loop. The classic technical jeep trail still challenges any rider’s ability and climbs for 1,200 vertical feet over … The Whole Enchilada sits firmly at the top … The Amasa Back 4x4 route is a multi-use trail. The ride uphill is on ledgy Kayenta You do see the trail, don't you? There's a sneaker route on the far right. Pothole Arch. Captain Ahab and Amasa Back Though many mountain bike trails in the Moab area represent a deep heritage and some even predate the fateful premier issue of Mountain Bike Magazine in 1985 whose cover photo set in motion Moab’s rise to fame, Ahab is a much newer trail and represents what is considered a contemporary singletrack revival in Moab. be 8 miles and 1800 vertical feet of climbing. Amasa Back had been a favorite ride since the beginning and now has a world class upgrade with singletrack routes uphill on the Hymasa Trail, and downhill on the much buzzed about Captain Ahab Trail. able to maintain a bit more speed. It's vision came from a coffee stop between two friends, Tyson Swasey and Nick Badovinac, on a cold winter day in 2012. right, then cross over in the middle of the steps to far left. at the top. Since 1985 Rim Tours has earned our reputation by offering the very best professionally guided mountain bike trips to Utah's Canyon country, Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Arizona's Grand Canyon and Sonoran Desert and Oregon's central Cascade Mountains. At mile 2.3, keep right as the connector to Ahab's midpoint veers off The entry into Captain Ahab at the Flat sections are rare and very short. to clean it. The last time we rode Amasa Back, it primarily consisted of a jeep road climb. We are happy to discuss what tours are a proper fit for your experience. If you're in Moab shape. Ahab will go past the spire on the left and climb along The domes are Navajo sandstone. HyMasa. We are working with families and groups to create private experiences and pairing smaller groups together to meet our minimums for running a trip. After almost a mile bear left at the junction on 500 West. all along the way, and fabulous-forever views at the top. It is relentlessly and intensely technical with steep ups, steep downs, rock steps, rock drops, side exposure, rock gardens and very little easy going. View on the connector trail. Back or Hymasa trails. div.hungryfeed_item_author {} trail. Captain Ahab has the distinction of being the first BLM sanctioned advanced trail in … Although the trail does descend overall, don’t expect it to feel like a downhill trail, especially if you ride the upper section. This route begins at the Amasa Back Trailhead and uses the HyMasa Trail as the uphill trail and Captain Ahab as the downhill trail to form a 9.1 mile lollipop loop. Once you're finally heading downhill, you'll still be cranking uphill frequently. on your left. Offered in both half-day and full-day versions, the full-day tour travels out the mesa to Pothole Arch and returns via Captain Ahab or the gnarlier Rock Stacker and Jackson Trails. Captain Ahab is a one-way trail in the Amasa summary (simple loop) It's 1/2 mile on this trail between the singletrack of Captain Ahab. It’s full of rock gardens and offers huge views of Jackson Hole and Canyonlands. div.hungryfeed_items {} In addition to the trails outlined below, new singletrack is planned for the area. He is the monomaniacal captain of the whaling ship Pequod.On a previous voyage, the white whale Moby Dick bit off Ahab's leg, and he now wears a prosthetic leg made out of whalebone. The Amasa Back jeep trail is no longer the prefered option for MTBr's to gain access to Captain Ahab. southeast toward the La Sal Mountains. Intrepid. Subtract $25 own bike. The Amasa Back area offers excellent views of Kane Creek, Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area and the Colorado River. Captain Ahab... Get it? trail climbs along the cliffs. It must be reached via the Amasa Back or Hymasa trails. Login. still be some stiff little uphills, so you're not through working yet. With our re-opening we have new protocols in place to keep both you and our staff as safe as possible and we are working with our guests individually to make sure your expectations and ours are met. Amasa Back (Cliffhanger Road) Jackson. serve up fun challenges.         Monster Thanks to Ibis for sponsoring trail building all over the United States AND this video! stretches of ugly tough climbing. We're on Amasa climbing to do. div.hungryfeed_feed_description {} plus lower Amasa is technically much easier and will go faster. To get there take Kane Creek Blvd. cruising on similar sandstone, try Bull Run and Little seat. This is early in the ride on a smooth section. Prickley Pair. Captain Ahab is a one-way trail in the Amasa Back riding area. sandstone, with occasional spires and bumps of Navajo. At the Big Chief. and down (short loop) Do Not Enter. (For the epic ride, continue on Amasa.) Amasa-Pothole-Rockstacker-Ahab Epic, A ride directly up Amasa to Captain Ahab and looping back will aj_server = 'http://rotator.adjuggler.com/servlet/ajrotator/'; aj_tagver = '1.0'; Upper Captain Ahab is located in the Amasa Back Area near Moab, Utah. sand. route if you've broken down (bike or body) or run out of time. The Whole Enchilada. Just getting started on Amasa Back. We truly appreciate our dedicated guests and staff for sticking with us and helping us survive the loss of over half of our season. This trail has seen a lot of work to Price does not include tax or guide gratuity. GPS track files (right-click and select "Save Target as..."): resources, Css Menu Javascript by Vista-Buttons.com v4.3.0, Printable one-page ride Excellently laid out and marked trails through incredible scenery with river views and the option to ride connecting trails out to the Amasa Back. Amasa Back Mountain Bike Trails: Captain Ahab Moab . Don't plan to mosey along with your butt on the Or go left if you're looking for the short-short version of As the trail approaches Whale Rock, we're // Custom Javascript here... arcticIframeInstallInElement('arctic-iframe-container', '/reserve/amasa-back-tours'); Copyright ©2020 Rim Tours All Rights Reserved. Call our office if you have questions. La Sals. Depending on the day and what your skill set is, we have what you want with this smorgasbord of extreme riding. Begin just beyond the Amasa Back 4x4 trail. The trails in Moab get steeper, longer, more rugged, and more scenic... but Amasa Back is a great ride for the whole range of skill levels. Ride description by Bruce Enough climbing to pump you up and raise your pulse to ready you for the massive dose of adrenaline you'll receive on the descent. Even advanced riders should expect to … We're a mile up Amasa. The next morning, we were off to ride our main destination: Amasa Back and the Captain Ahab Trail. Please make sure you are not choosing a tour that is too difficult for your skill level. Gemini Bridges Road & Beyond ... Captain Ahab HyMasa. Amasa Back Area. Price includes bike. This is a monster ride, hitting all of Amasa, Towards the top of the climb Hymasa comes to a junction where mountain bikers can decide to head back down, try out the very difficult Captain Ahab downhill, or continue along Cliffhanger/Amasa Back. same elevation as the Amasa viewpoint. Ahab. Hymasa is a technical singletrack trail that climbs 600 feet in 2.7 miles to the beginning of the one-way (down only) Captain Ahab, a fun technical trail that winds its way back to the parking area. Whale Rock Trail. It's a great ride, but it's not a cruiser. But of elevation, but you'll climb two or three feet for every foot you keep. Thank you! Captain Ahab is a one way trail, please use Amasa Back for the uphill climb. 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