78 miles
11,768 ft
-11,770 ft
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)
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    35 miles
  • Distance down
    35 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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  • Icy
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Badger Mountain trail @ Prescott . Is it Fun?...
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sundog Trail
Aug 15, 2018 @ 4:32pm
3 days
Culvert under Hwy 69 connecting to the Badger Mountain Trail has water and very slippery moss. I opted to not go thru as I didn't want to slip and fall on the hard concrete.
Badger Mountain
Aug 15, 2018 @ 4:23pm
3 days
Damp & wet in some spots due to the Monsoon rains. Culvert under Hwy 69 very slippery with moss & algae. I turned back as I didn't want slip and fall on the concrete. Otherwise a wonderful trail!
Embry Riddle - Jan Alfano Trail
Aug 7, 2018 @ 7:39am
Aug 7, 2018
West Side Story
Jul 23, 2018 @ 5:26pm
Jul 23, 2018
Even after so much recent rain, it was still dry.
Russ T Fender
Jul 23, 2018 @ 5:26pm
Jul 23, 2018
In spite of all the rain, it was completely dry.
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