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    Amasa Back Single Track

    We rode Amasa Back last weekend and had an absolute blast. However, despite hearing about a singletrack alternative that turns it into a nice loop, we were unable to find the correct turnoff. Granted, we were working with limited info from a group of XC riders that were equally as clueless.

    Anyway, can anybody offer up some more detailed directions. I got on bikerag, and the info is pretty limited there too. Is this thing more obvious than I'm realizing? Any help would be appreciated.

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    its been a long time but...

    Somewhere near the powerline (I think) you could drop down a trail on the east side of Amasa Back to the Colorado and then a short spin back to pavement near the turnoff to Kane Springs rd. But that was in 1992 when the Portal trail was actually cleanable on a hardtail with a rigid fork.

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    Pipe

    On the way back down you turn left at the pipe that crosse the trail. It starts off looking like a faded fire road and fades a little more for a while but turns into a nice cliffside singletrack. The toughest part is crossing the little creek at the bottom, especially during high flows.

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    FYI, if you have issues with heights or exposure, I'd be hesitant to ride this one. It's a long way down to the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniloff
    FYI, if you have issues with heights or exposure, I'd be hesitant to ride this one. It's a long way down to the river.
    I was okay on Portal, so I don't think I have issues w/ either??

    Thanks for the warning though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    Somewhere near the powerline (I think) you could drop down a trail on the east side of Amasa Back to the Colorado and then a short spin back to pavement near the turnoff to Kane Springs rd. But that was in 1992 when the Portal trail was actually cleanable on a hardtail with a rigid fork.
    When I did this last spring I distictly remember there now being a big official looking sign where the single track takes off from the dirt road. I think they named it Jacksons trail. It is hariy but you can easily walk all the nasty bits. You need some pretty big cahones to make some of those moves.

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    http://www.motosapiens.net/trails.html has a map and gps track of that trail. i did it before the sign went up, so i just called it 'amasa back/pipeline trail'.

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