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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      Creek crossing on 305 trail
      Creek crossing on 305 trail
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      Mar 17, 2019
      Not often we have water flowing
      Trail 348 Prescott, AZ Moutain Biking Arizona
      Trail 348 Prescott, AZ Moutain Biking Arizona
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      Dec 5, 2018
      Trail 305
      Trail 305
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      Dec 1, 2018
      Some upper and lower trail 305

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      305 - Homestead
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 10:35am
      Mar 10, 2019
      All is well,a few muddy spots, but use caution on southern half, there is brushing / thinning going on but trail is clear-- 3/10/19
      Legacy
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 5:22pm
      Mar 9, 2019
      reporter
      Longview Trail
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 5:22pm
      Mar 9, 2019
      reporter
      Embry Riddle - Jan Alfano Trail
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 5:22pm
      Mar 9, 2019
      reporter
      Pct
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 6:37pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      Major snow storm hit northern AZ. Everything is going to be unrideable for a while.
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