One of Moab's iconic trails with epic views of the Colorado and Kane Creek Canyons and bomber downhills connecting into the one of world's great mountain biking trail networks.

Amasa Back / Cliffhanger is the primary entry point into one of the most fantastic mountain biking trail networks in the Moab area, connecting into Captain Ahab, Rockstacker, HyMasa, and Jacksons Trails.

To get there take Kane Creek Blvd. from Moab into Kane Springs Creek Canyon. The road will quickly turn to dirt and you will pass several trailheads until the well marked Cliffhanger / Amasa Back Trailhead.

Follow the well marked trail down and across the creek and then up the other side, intersecting at various points with HyMasa trail and eventually reaching the intersection with Captain Ahab. From here the trail proceeds along a dramatic cliff, the remains of a now-extinct bend in the Colorado River.

You can either reverse directions and proceed back up the trail or take Jacksons Trail back to Kane Creek Blvd. and back up to the parking area. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Nutrition
  • Sunscreen
  • Intermediate-trail appropriate mountain bike
  • Spare tire
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RT Distance 9.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 1410 Feet
Activities Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Point-to-Point
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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