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 AssociationPrescott Mountain Bike Alliance (www.prescottmtb.com)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
More Stats for AES: Prescott Monstercross (Long) mountain bike route
Altitude min5,084 ft
Altitude start5,497 ft
Altitude end5,495 ft
Distance climb35 miles
Distance down35 miles
Distance flat8 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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