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Captain Ahab

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Length

4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

326' 99 m

Ascent

-981' -299 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

4,898' 1,493 m

High

4,034' 1,230 m

Low

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Steep, technical, fast and fun. An excellent trail built specifically for mountain biking.

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Overview

This trail is a directional downhill trail. Ride up HyMasa Trail or the Amasa Back road to access the top end start.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

This is an outstanding new singletrack along the rim below the iconic Amasa Back 4x4 trail. It's a very well built, thoughtful and challenging trail.

The top end starts with an easy climb that continues from HyMasa Trail. The views of Jackson Hole and Canyonlands are outstanding.

A big rock drop will mark the start of the descent. The upper half of the trail is designed for longer travel bikes and riders who enjoy technical descending. There are plenty of options to avoid most of the larger drops, so you can make it as hard as you want. After the first series of descents and rollouts, Captain Ahab contours a bit with some short punchy climbs and drops.

The lower half of the route drops into tight singletrack nesteled above Kane Creek. This part of the route is fast and exciting with some exposure along the cliff edges. It's has good flow and very little in the way of climbing.

The final stretch of Captain Ahab drops down through a spicy rock garden before rolling out to the Amasa Back / Cliffhanger road.

*Note: If you're looking for a shorter route or want to avoid the more technical upper sections, there is a bypass at 3.3 miles into the HyMasa Trail climb.

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May 2, 2018
Andrew Ludbrook
Apr 26, 2018
Brian Young
Mar 30, 2018
Cara Hubbell
Hymasa and upper Ahab 9.3mi
Mar 20, 2018
Jacob Crockett
Oct 27, 2017
Kings Run East
Sep 30, 2017
Russell Cronin
May 5, 2017
eric shearer
This is what mountain bikes are built for
Apr 30, 2017
Casey Jenen

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  4.7 from 91 votes

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Tom Robson
Boulder, CO
Tom Robson   Boulder, CO  
By far the best trail I've ever ridden! So much fun! May 18, 2015
Ian Brogden
Superior, CO
Ian Brogden   Superior, CO
Make sure to follow the paint at the drops to hit the well placed rocks. Ahab was a lot of fun. No need for a downhill bike. Sep 18, 2015
This may be my favorite trail ever. Gotta keep your mind sharp! Lots of chunky fun! I agree, an AM bike would be better than a DH bike because there is some climbing, but a DH bike would be lots of fun, too. Aug 31, 2016

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