2 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-848 ft
Descent
01:02:56
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Captain Ahab (lower) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
    #68

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 (lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -607 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,002 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,652 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,652 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,044 ft
  • Grade
    -5.815%
  • Grade max
    -45.441%
  • Grade min
    33.255%
  • Distance climb
    2,611 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    325 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:56
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Status:
on May 22, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.55 (51 votes)

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Trail Lists

7 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 Plus (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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  • + 0
flag jarretw (Apr 30, 2017 at 7:49)
 My favourite trail in Moab!
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  • + 0
flag ericneely (May 10, 2017 at 15:17)
 Trail is now shown as double black on trail signs and that is accurate when compared to surrounding trails.
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  • + 1
flag atfarley (May 21, 2017 at 18:58)
 This trail paired with hymasa is pretty brutal, physically. People I ride it with who are not in great shape, though skilled technically, don't like it nearly much as people who are in real solid physical shape. Ride at the end of your biking season for maximum enjoyment.
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