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Rockstacker

 15 votes

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

139' 42 m

Ascent

-247' -75 m

Descent

4,634' 1,412 m

High

4,491' 1,369 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

All Clear

55 days agoUpdate

The perfect blend of Mother Nature and restrained engineering on one of Moab's hardest trails.

F. Felix

Overview

Description

Rockstacker was created with an elegant touch that used trail engineering to enable a spectacular and unlikely line, rather than to dumb down the terrain.

Some of Moab's trickiest and most intimidating rideable features are found in this short stretch of trail, including unbrakeably steep, sandy slabs; narrow, tall, scary drops; and technical, tight switchbacks through boulder gardens. Some of this is sited above serious consequences.

Begin by riding up the Amasa Back trail to the saddle just past the water pipe across the road. At the end of Rockstacker, you can ride up to rejoin this point and descend the way you came, or exit via Captain Ahab.

Continue out to the Amasa Back on two-track narrowing to singletrack. You'll have a low bluff on your right. As it comes to an end just before you get to the golden Navajo sandstone slickrock area that holds Pothole Arch, watch for a right spur.

This is the start of the Rockstacker trail. If you take the right turn and don't immediately run into a narrow, 5-foot, white sandstone mandatory drop next to a cliff wall, then you're in the wrong place. This feature will feel wildly out of character with just about everything you've seen so far.

Walk, ride and stare slack-jawed at the trail. At the end, you reach a junction where the choice is either down the sketchy, demanding, exposed Jackson singletrack, or up to rejoin the saddle from whence you came. Either way is a giggle-fest. Do them both!

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Oct 7, 2017
Martin Asao
big drops 1.6mi
May 14, 2017
Christopher Rix
Fun in parts but very technical I walk in several spots. 1.6mi
Apr 30, 2017
Casey Jenen
Apr 20, 2017
Amos Benninga
Nov 24, 2016
Rachel Ch
1.6mi
Nov 22, 2016
Gino DiSciullo 1
Sep 30, 2016
Katie Barnes
May 11, 2016
tourjee Tourjee

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  4.2 from 15 votes

#4

in Amasa Back

#2921

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#4

in Amasa Back

#88

in Utah

#2,921

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Zach Pitcher
Fruita, CO
Zach Pitcher   Fruita, CO
Just pure techy fun. Sep 19, 2014
Alex Fore
Altadena, CA
Alex Fore   Altadena, CA
Definity investigated some sections before riding them. Lots of scary-looking stuff was quite rideable, once you figure the lines out. If your super-man you can just bomb it I guess. Sep 23, 2014
Ben Carelock
Cortez, CO
Ben Carelock   Cortez, CO
Definitely one of the more difficult trails in Moab. Makes a great figure eight loop with Captain Ahab. Aug 30, 2017

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