2.2 miles
Distance
489 ft
Climb
-548 ft
Descent
00:47:52
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #137 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15519 in Trail Running
    • #7240 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

low angle but punchy technical climbing leads to a low angle but well featured decent. With skill its possible to carry quite a bit of speed all the way to the bottom. A must ride loop.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Captain Ahab (upper) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -59 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,638 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,919 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,638 ft
  • Grade
    -0.506%
  • Grade max
    -37.914%
  • Grade min
    36.198%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    454 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:34
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (68 votes)
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      Captain Ahab (upper) Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 949 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,313 rides
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      1 |
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 10:14pm
      4 hours
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      Jul 2, 2022 @ 10:14pm
      4 hours
      270 |
      Jan 31, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Jan 31, 2019
      233 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 3:22pm
      May 17, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Trail One List - Captain Ahab9 miles
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Zachjackson (Mar 24, 2018 at 20:29)
       Good downhill with some big rock drops.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jimjames47 CMBC (Jul 10, 2019 at 9:40)
       Must ride if you are in the area!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      GrahamForbes (Oct 12, 2019 at 6:19)
       awesome trail, highly recommend. technical but fast a flowly
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      WillieB (Oct 15, 2020 at 15:30)
       Lots of effort, not super flowy, very technical with many ups and downs, and oh yeah...totally awesome!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:26)
       Upper Ahab is listed as less technical than the lower part. I think this was a bit more technical then other black diamonds in the area but very enjoyable and if you're a n00b like me there are just a few hike-a-bike sections. Would highly recommend a snack break at the ridge overlooking the Colorado.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      wildmeff (Oct 18, 2021 at 13:42)
       Agreed, I thought Upper was harder than Lower! Definitely walked more on Upper...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      dkrk279 (Jun 7, 2021 at 4:42)
       The upper section of Ahab has a good bit of climbing which makes thing interesting given that you climbed HyMasa or Cliff Hanger to get there. There is definitely downhill too but don't think that once you start on Upper Ahab that it is all down from there. The view in the first few minutes is definitely spectacular.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nofunstravaguy (May 29, 2022 at 15:51)
       More tech and janky rock rolls, drops and climbs. Harder than lower Ahab in a janky way.
      [Reply]





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