Amasa Back

Grand County, Utah

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Amasa Back is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 4,683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 580 feet.
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Amasa Back is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 4,683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 580 feet. This trail connects with the following: Cliff Hanger Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grand County
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 580 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,683 feet
Top Elevation: 4,794 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Amasa Back
Elevation Min/Max: 4540/4794 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4683/4683 ft

Amasa Back Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"The insanely steep initial descent of this locals’ favorite will test technical skills down and up, while the following climb tests willpower. An extremely technical singletrack creates a loop option. Retracing the route downhill, however, is a rocky, fast-paced frolic.

Life should be full of such choices. Speaking of choices, the singletrack revival in Moab has been busy here. Dreamers cranked up a rugged four-by-four trail then explored the rock a bit and imagined wild, twisting, edge-clinging singletrack high above those that
dwell below. Welcome to the dream. Rockstacker, Jackson, HyMasa, and Captain Ahab all bring flow to this rock of ages. The classic ride, described here, follows the four-by-four route called Cliff Hanger and serves as access to the singletracks described afterward."

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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