99.3 miles
15,908 ft
-15,903 ft
3,954 ft
High Point

Ride the majority of the Black Canyon Trail without the need for a shuttle. Test your endurance!! Start in the middle of the route at the Black Canyon City trailhead (Rock Springs). Leave a cooler with drinks/food there as you'll use it for a mid-ride re-supply.

The northern 50 miles rides more like a loop. Start on 5 fast miles of pavement, then 16 miles of graded dirt road until you reach the BCT at Antelope Creek. From there it's 29 miles of BCT back to the car. Enjoy the break!

The southern 50 is primarily an out-n-back ride, but there are two loops thrown into the mix. At the first loop stay right and the second loop stay left. The Emery Henderson trailhead is the southern turnaround point. Complete the loops while riding north, left at the first loop & right at the second.

**In order to officially tally 100 miles on this route, at short 0.5 mile out-n-back at the final split in the trail before the parking lot is needed.

Expect 6-7 water crossings on the route, you may have to poke around for a dry way across.


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for BCT 100 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,749 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,057 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    46.6 miles
  • Distance down
    43.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    9.2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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