77.7 miles
9,346 ft
-9,349 ft
1 mile
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!

Detailed Description
AES: Prescott Monstercross (Long) is a 78 mile expert race route located near Prescott Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 9,346 ft with a max elevation of 6,998 ft then descends -9,349 ft.
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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for AES: Prescott Monstercross (Long) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    10 hr 26 min
  • Altitude min
    5,079 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,505 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,502 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    35 miles
  • Distance down
    34 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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