78 miles
Distance
11,768 ft
Climb
-11,770 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a self-supported event. The route is not marked. GPS use is highly encouraged.

Prescott Monstercross is an annual Spring ride around Prescott’s world-class trail system. And the route has evolved yet again for 2018! One big loop showcasing the Prescott Basin’s best singletrack, the diverse scenery, the slickrock, the ridgelines, more new trails, and just a little bit of Bradshaw chunk for good measure. The loop this year is harder than the old miniMonster but less demanding than the megaMonster.

The basic details:

75 miles of mostly singletrack (many of the miles are fast and flowy)
11,000 feet of climbing
Expect the ride to take between 7.5 and 11 hours
Water is available at the Willow Lake Dells boat launch, the Cayuse Trailhead in Granite Basin, White Spar Campground, and Lynx Lake Campground (assuming the spigots have all been turned on for the season). Water is also available slightly off-route at the Thumb Butte Trailhead. Download the waypoints file for the locations of these water sources.
The Lynx Lake Store near the end of the route can supply calories for the last climb if you’ve bonked!

Local Trail Association
Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (www.prescottmtb.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for AES: Prescott Monstercross (Long) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,084 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,497 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,495 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -35.088%
  • Grade min
    71.733%
  • Distance climb
    35 miles
  • Distance down
    35 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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Trail transparency
Badger Sundog Shuttle and Shred
Badger Sundog Shuttle and Shred
5:38 | 252 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Aug 14, 2016
#intensecycles #betterbuzz #betterbuzzracing #ride100percent #pocsports #bonusrider #bonuslife #CPTAR
Trail #305
Trail #305
6:20 | 218 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 24, 2015
Up and back Trail #305
WTF
WTF
0:36 | 190 | comments: 1 | favs:
Oct 3, 2015
Warning signs would have been nice !

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May 19, 2018 @ 11:19am
May 19, 2018
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Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:54am
Apr 14, 2018
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