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Captain Ahab – Best of Moab MTB Trails

Captain Ahab – Best of Moab MTB Trails

10.1 mi
5.4 mph
1,600 ft
1,600 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.


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Includes a very steep uphill segment

You may need to push your bike.

134 yd in total

Tour Overview


Kane Creek Recreation Parking

Mountain Biking Highlight

0.66 mi

Kane Springs Road

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

2.11 mi

HyMasa Climb

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

3.75 mi

Captain Ahab (Upper)

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

6.63 mi

Captain Ahab (Lower)

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

10.1 mi



Tour Profile


Singletrack: 6.73 mi
Path: 1.09 mi
Street: 266 yd
Road: 2.11 mi


Alpine: 0.56 mi
Natural: 9.38 mi
Unknown: 266 yd

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Diana Grodnick planned a mountain bike ride.

April 25, 2021


  • Diana Grodnick

    Captain Ahab is an absolute must for every single trail fan. If you like trails with tricky challenges, Captain Ahab will not disappoint.You start at the Kane Creek Recreation parking lot. Pedal comfortably on a wide gravel road until a single track called HyMasa branches off to the right. This trail first leads you downhill into a dry stream bed and then - after a short break on a steep jeep road - further up to the entrance of Captain Ahab.What's next is kind of magical. The trail building crew around Tyson Swasey created a masterpiece with Captain Ahab in 2013. Technical challenges and fun, fast passages make this trail entertaining. If there is such a thing as a "technical flow trail," that would be the best way to describe Captain Ahab. At least if your driving skills are sufficient for the short, tricky passages. If this is not the case, you will certainly not find the trail flowing.Always pay attention to the marking on the floor. This is easy to overlook, especially in the rapid downhill sections. There are a few exposed sections at the end of the lower part of Captain Ahab, but they are short. With a smile on your face, you roll down Amasa Back Jeep-Road and Kane Springs Road back to the parking lot.

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    • April 29, 2021

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