2 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-848 ft
Descent
00:38:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Captain Ahab (lower) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #53 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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) 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
    00:38:18
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Status:
on Jan 28, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (68 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Captain Ahab (lower) Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 432 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,072 rides
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      Photos

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      | 1 comments Captain Ahab (lower)

      Trail Lists

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag danny (Nov 9, 2014 at 21:10)
       double black rating seems a bit exaggerated. I would consider this a black.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag todd Mod 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Anthonyfonzi (Mar 31, 2016 at 5:08)
       One of the coolest trail I have ridden.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jarretw (Apr 30, 2017 at 7:49)
       My favourite trail in Moab!
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag IamZOSO (Feb 25, 2018 at 7:46)
       If this is double black, then Jackson's is as well. Jackson's is harder imo.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag shred-harder (Mar 30, 2018 at 12:55)
       This trail can be difficult due to short punchy climbs and tight corners (no switchbacks though). Much more fun second lap once you know where to shift and keep speed
      [Reply]

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