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HyMasa/Captain Ahab Huckfest

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Rank: #7 in the Moab area
#11 in Utah
#278 Overall
Featured Ride near Moab,  area, 
“Visually stunning, technically thrilling, a true gem. You'll not want it to end.”
Markk Knowles on Apr 29, 2014
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9.415.1 milesKilometers 1,513’461 m Ascent 4,896’1,492 m High 6.1% Avg Grade
95% Singletrack -1,513’-461 m Descent 3,987’1,215 m Low 12.4% Max Grade
Overview
One of the best of the best. Enough climbing to pump you up and raise your pulse to ready you for the massive dose of adrenaline you are about to receive on the descent. MTBing ecstasy is what it is.
Description
The Amasa Back jeep trail is no longer the prefered option for MTBr's to gain access to Captain Ahab. HyMasa Trail has arrived!

Start at parking up Kane Creek Blvd. You'll ride the dirt road for a short bit then bust right onto HyMasa singletrack down to the creek. From there a short jaunt up Amasa Back followed by another right back onto HyMasa. There is great signage to keep you on point. From here it is all sweet singletrack.

HyMasa is a fun 3.1 mile climb with scattered descents. On its own, HyMasa is an excellent romp through pristine Moab singletrack. You'll cross Amasa Back a couple of times and will be offered the option to cut out on the Amasa to Ahab connector, but don't do it!

I can not do justice for Captain Ahab in words. Most intermediate riders will walk a spot or two on this trail. Fact is there is even a sign that says you should walk a particularly risky spot on the trail. But don't let that dissuade you from the experience Ahab will etch in your memory. If confidence eludes you from time to time...just walk it.

I won't bore you with the details that you can read already on the Captain Ahab trail description page. Get there and ride, huck, biff, bomb, carve or whatever you do, and do it well.
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