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Rockstacker

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 4.2 (21)

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


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

4,634' 1,412 m

High

4,491' 1,369 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

247' 75 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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!

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

F Felix with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 21 votes

#5

in Amasa Back

#841

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  4.2 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Amasa Back

#96

in Utah

#841

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Photos

Kyle picks his way through a technical section on Rockstacker.
May 10, 2017 near Moab, UT
Last techy rock staircase switchback of four in a row... this was my first time cleaning them all in a row.
May 21, 2013 near Moab, UT
Riding one of Moab's best: Rockstacker to Jackson.
Jan 16, 2020 near Moab, UT
Rockstacker dishes up some tight technical turns for those looking for a challenge.
May 10, 2017 near Moab, UT
Footage of the extremely technical Rockstacker Trail.
Oct 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
looking east
Nov 20, 2017 near Moab, UT

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Oct 18, 2020
Lowell Smoger
Nov 16, 2019
Matt Castelli
Oct 13, 2019
Tim McCabe
May 12, 2018
Dan Martel
1.6mi
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 Jensen
Apr 20, 2017
Amos Benninga