Amasa Back / Ahab

Climb for 1,200 vertical feet over ledgy slickrock, descend famous Captain Ahab

Amasa Back had been a favorite ride since the beginning and now has a world class upgrade with singletrack routes uphill on the Hymasa Trail, and downhill on the much buzzed about Captain Ahab Trail. The classic technical jeep trail still challenges any rider’s ability and climbs for 1,200 vertical feet over ledgy slickrock offering amazing views of the Colorado River, “Behind the Rocks” and La Sal Mts. at the top.

Depending on the day and what your skill set is, we have what you want with this smorgasbord of extreme riding. Offered in both half-day and full-day versions, the full-day tour travels out the mesa to Pothole Arch and returns via Captain Ahab or the gnarlier Rock Stacker and Jackson Trails.

Half-day Route Video (Hymasa/Ahab)

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Day Tour Details

Amasa Back / Ahab

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  • Standard Price:
    Half  Day     Full Day  
    Solo $235 pp   Solo $300 pp
    2+ $140 pp   2+ $205 pp
  • Private Tour Price:
    Half Day      Full Day   
    Solo $290 pp   Solo $360 pp
    2+ $185 pp   2+ $250 pp

    Price includes bike. Subtract $25 own bike.
    Price does not include tax or guide gratuity.

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  • Departs: Standard half and full-day tours depart in the morning — time varies seasonally
  • Distance: Half-day: 10 - 12 miles; Full-day: 12 - 22 miles
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    Half-day Tour (Hymasa/Ahab)

    Amasa Back Half-day Elevation Profile

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