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Pothole Arch Trail
The Pothole Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail that forks off the Amasa Back trail near the top. The trail is short -- only 2.2 miles each way -- but it's a fun and scenic pleasure to ride. It will almost make you forget the suffering of climbing Amasa Back to get to it. This is a 15 mile ride with about 2000 vertical feet of climbing for strong skilled riders.  Alternative rides can include (technical and dangerous) Rockstacker and Jackson Singletrack.
Riding notes, Amasa to Pothole Arch:
0.0   Exit parking, uphill on road N38 31.710 W109 35.705
0.6   Drop R off road N38 31.435 W109 36.096
0.8   Cross creek N38 31.589 W109 36.080
2.8   Top of climb, for now N38 31.079 W109 37.115
3.5   Pass Portage connector, keep straight
        N38 31.721 W109 37.678
3.7   Keep L at fork to Jackson ST
        N38 31.761 W109 37.756
4.4   Keep L on Amasa at Pothole fork
        N38 31.876 W109 38.369
5.1   View - End of Amasa - backtrack
        N38 31.678 W109 38.871
5.8   Back at Pothole Arch Trail, fork L
6.2   Alternate joins on L, unmarked
        N38 32.047 W109 38.661
7.0   Keep L and straight (R=Rockstacker)
        N38 32.533 W109 38.449
7.8   R 100 ft to Pothole Arch N38 33.115 W109 38.447
        then back and go north
8.0   Viewpoint, turn around N38 33.228 W109 38.545
10.2 Rejoin Amasa, head back
14.6 Back at parking
Getting there: Head south on Moab's Main Street. When you reach the McDonald's on your right, turn right onto Kane Creek Blvd. After 0.6 miles, go straight where the road seems to turn right (500 West). Drive along the Colorado River about 5 miles until the road turns to gravel, and head uphill about 2/3 mile. Watch for the "Amasa Back Parking" area at GPS N 38 31.329' W 109 35.501'. Head further up the gravel road 1/2 mile, and turn right onto the trail at the sign.
Bike services: Moab
Bathroom: Kane Creek parking, Amasa Parking
Camping: Kane Creek sites
Water: Campgrounds

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