4.2 miles
Distance
789 ft
Climb
-1,441 ft
Descent
01:04:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Captain Ahab Trail

  • BLM
    Maintainer

Captain Ahab Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Global Ranking
    #76

Jewel of the Amasa Back area, relatively new to the other trails. Fun transitions and some great little rock drops. Hymasa is a bit easier, so if you are unsure of your skill, start there, and then climb back up Hymasa to do Captain Ahab.

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More Stats for Captain Ahab mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -652 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,002 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,921 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,044 ft
  • Grade
    -2.96%
  • Grade max
    -46.137%
  • Grade min
    50.094%
  • Distance climb
    1.5 miles
  • Distance down
    2.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:46
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Status:
on Jan 11, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (38 votes)

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Captain Ahab Trail Reports

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16 |
Jan 21, 2017 @ 11:04pm
20 hours
Captain Ahab, Albuquerque
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Jan 18, 2017
Captain Ahab, Moab
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Jan 18, 2017
Captain Ahab, Moab
49 |
Dec 10, 2016 @ 9:12am
Dec 10, 2016
Captain Ahab, Moab

Trail Lists

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 3
flag danny (Nov 9, 2014 at 21:10)
 double black rating seems a bit exaggerated. I would consider this a black.
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  • + 3
flag Blawrence (Mar 25, 2015 at 7:41)
 Double black is probably there for the 5% of the trail with exposure and drops--mostly near the bottom.
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  • + 2
flag todd (Mar 25, 2015 at 20:40)
 I rode it at the end of a long day, and it seemed harder then it was. I got out there last week, and relative to the other trails and moab in general, definitely more of a single diamond. It is officially changed.
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  • + 1
flag Anthonyfonzi (Mar 31, 2016 at 5:08)
 One of the coolest trail I have ridden.
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Off. Season.
3:01 | 11157 | Dec 13, 2016 , Moab
End of Captain Ahab
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