Amasa Back

Moab, Utah

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Amasa Back is a three-mile-long, 1,000-foot-high peninsula of land wrapped on the east, north, and south by the Colorado River. The ride to get to Amasa Back’s southwestern rim begins on Kane Creek Road, but you quickly leave that mellow byway to struggle down to the Kane Springs Creek bottoms, over ledges of bedrock and through rocky rubble. The 12-mile out-and-back is aerobically moderate in difficulty and intermediate to advanced in its technical challenge. General location: 5 miles southwest of Moab.
Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

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Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

by Michael McCoy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Amasa Back is a three-mile-long, 1,000-foot-high peninsula of land wrapped on the east, north, and south by the Colorado River. The ride to get to Amasa Back’s southwestern rim begins on Kane Creek Road, but you quickly leave that mellow byway to struggle down to the Kane Springs Creek bottoms, over ledges of bedrock and through rocky rubble.

The 12-mile out-and-back is aerobically moderate in difficulty and intermediate to advanced in its technical challenge. General location: 5 miles southwest of Moab.

©  Michael McCoy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: March through mid-May; September through November
Local Contacts: Moab Multi-Agency Information Center, 435-259-8825
Local Maps: Moab Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Amasa Back

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2002
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This is classic Moab riding - a strenuous climb over loose rocks, slickrock, and sand up to a spectacular view. The downhill makes it all worth it! It's pretty technical and rocky though, so if you're not comfortable with rocky dropoffs, you might be walking a lot of it. Expect it to be blazing hot in the summer - go early and carry as much water as you can.



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