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Nearest Town: Moab   

The Amasa Back trail is one of the classic Mountain bike rides in Moab, Utah. It ascends from the Colorado River, climbing up onto an outcropping of rock. Read more

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The Amasa Back trail is one of the classic Mountain bike rides in Moab, Utah. It ascends from the Colorado River, climbing up onto an outcropping of rock.

This is the best short ride in the Moab Area. If you are arriving in Moab late in the afternoon and want to get in a quick ride, drive to the trailhead and do this one.

This out-and-back trail offers some technical ledge climbs and lots of slickrock near the apex. The views of Jackson Hole (a large butte) and the Colorado River are amazing. A sandy spur at 2.4 miles from the trailhead (8.3 miles from Moab) also goes out to a must-see view.

Nearest Town: Moab
Website: www.utahmountainbiking.com

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"Great half abandoned trail!"
Review by: JeffB on 14 August 2017


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From the intersection of Main St. and Kane Creek Road (McDonalds is on the SW corner) head west. At approximately 2.8 miles you will pass the Moab Rim Trail on the left. Look for the Amasa Back Trail sign on the right at about 5.9 miles. The trail descends to the creekbed before climbing up a series of rocky ledges. Be sure to pick up the excellent Moab West map produced by Latitude 40 for more details.

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Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.

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Last modified: 2013-01-23 11:25:06
Amasa Back - Utah 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

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