Nestled within the arid landscapes of Moab, Utah, lies the Captain Ahab trail, a magnet for advanced mountain bikers seeking a thrilling and technical ride.
Captain Ahab's route stretches just under 4 miles, but every inch is packed with adventure. It's predominantly singletrack slick rock with intermittent patches of dirt trail. As a double-black diamond trail, it's not for the faint-hearted but promises a ride of a lifetime for the prepared.The trail is impressively rideable, even for its rating. Many of the drops, while intimidating, roll right off. There's an undeniable charm to the cliff exposure, but for those who find it too daunting, walking is always an option. Upon completion, riders will merge with the Amasa Back trail, guiding them back to the entrance.
To get started, one should commence from the Amasa Back parking area located on Kane Creek Road. Ride for about half a mile to reach the Amasa Back trailhead. Captain Ahab begins 2.7 miles up the Amasa Back Trail. Conveniently, shuttle services to the trail are provided by Hazard County Shuttle.
Feedback from experienced riders offers a glimpse of what to expect:
Captain Ahab stands out, not just as a trail, but as an experience. Whether it's the allure of slick rock, the challenging climbs, or the promise of an adrenaline-filled descent, Captain Ahab delivers. The consensus? If Moab is on your radar, this trail is a must-ride. Just ensure you're adequately prepared to embrace its challenges and relish its rewards.