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Moab, Utah

Mountain Bike Amasa Back / Cliffhanger Trail

9.1 Miles Total - 1410 ft gain - Point-to-Point Trail

Originally added by Josiah Roe

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. 

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