Near Moab, Utah
Amasa Back Trailhead does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Amasa Back area contains six mountain bike trails, five of which are non-motorized singletrack. Currently all of the trails are accessed by riding up the Amasa Back (Cliff Hanger) 4x4 route. From there one can choose from multiple options for continuing the ride. Captain Ahab is the newest addition to the area and offers riders a new, expert route back to the bottom. Captain Ahab is a one way trail, please use Amasa Back for the uphill climb. In addition to the trails outlined below, new singletrack is planned for the area. The Amasa Back area offers excellent views of Kane Creek, Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area and the Colorado River. The Amasa Back 4x4 route is a multi-use trail. It is also one of the riding areas closest to town. There are maps and signs at every junction in the system. Riders should bring their own maps for navigation. Maps are available as printouts off of this site or for purchase on waterproof paper at all local bike shops.