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Amasa Back and Cliffhanger Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Amasa Back and Cliffhanger Trail is a 8.5 mile loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,430 feet Route Type: Loop


mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching


wild flowers

no dogs

25 days ago

Very technical and fun! The amasa jeep road is not marked well

mountain biking
Sat Nov 14 2015

This is a steep technical ascent to one of the best view in Moab in my honest opinion. The trail leads up and around the side of a mesa where you look over into Jackson Hole which is basically a giant butte surrounded by a canyon forming a giant circle. From here you can continue to Pothole arch which is well worth the ride and on the way back you can ride an extremely technical route Rockstacker back.

mountain biking
Fri Mar 22 2013

This trail is my favorite in Moab. The way up is basically one huge technical climb. I'm primarily a downhiller and walked lots of the way but if you are into cross country this climb will be a very fun, and a very challenging test. Once at the top, the views are simply spectacular. You have a 360 degree mountain view that is a great opportunity for a good picture. Coming down is a technical downhill. You can make it down very quickly but if your not a downhiller everything is easy to go slow or even walk over.

mountain biking
Sun Aug 08 2010

This trail is a "Locals" favorite, and can be VERY busy. Amasa back is a P2P [point to point] trail of about 10 miles. Vertical climb is 1050 feet. This trail is both technically and physically demanding but the reward of some stunning scenery is well worth it. If it was not for the crowds, this could well be Moabs best ride, if possible do this trail on a weekday.

1 month ago

Fri Oct 19 2018

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Mon Oct 24 2016

mountain biking
Mon Mar 31 2014