14.3 miles
Distance
2,106 ft
Climb
-2,134 ft
Descent
4,903 ft
High Point

Amasa Back is an awesome riding area with loads of options. For this route we suggest climbing up either the Cliff Hangar jeep road or HyMasa. You do not need to go all the way out on the Pothole Arch trail as this makes for a massive ride, you might just opt to descend down Captain Ahab or for an easier ride right back down HyMasa or Cliff Hanger jeep road.

HyMasa trail is a memorial trail built in honor of Johnny Hymas who was a lifelong cyclist who managed Moab Cyclery for a number of years, he passed leaving a beautiful family of 5 behind. Both of these trails are incredible to ride and have loads of flow (but they are still pleasantly rough) and natural features to play on and jump off of. Such a great ride. Note that the first half of Captain Ahab has lots of climbing, you can bypass some of this climbing by riding the first half of HyMasa then crossing over to the second part of Captain Ahab.

Detailed Description
Amasa Back - Pothole Arch, Captain Ahab, Cliff Hanger, Hymasa - RideSpots.com is a 22953 popular expert route located near Moab Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 642 with a max elevation of 1494.4 then descends -650.5.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Amasa Back - Pothole Arch, Captain Ahab, Cliff Hanger, Hymasa - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,985 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,108 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -41.1%
  • Grade min
    40.3%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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