99 miles
Distance
12,838 ft
Climb
-12,835 ft
Descent
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, a 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.

Links

Local Trail Association
Black Canyon Trail Coalition (bctaz.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for BCT 100 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,734 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,044 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,046 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.817%
  • Grade min
    39.066%
  • Distance climb
    47 miles
  • Distance down
    44 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      BCT (Antelope Creek)
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 3:59pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      Fun ride, up is a mother but down is fun as
      BCT (Hidden Treasure)
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      BCT (Boy Scout)
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      BCT (Dow Spring)
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      BCT (Skyline)
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 8:08am
      Nov 24, 2018
      The river is running fairly low - really easy to cross. Everywhere else is dry. The southern section is slowly getting overgrown; minimal bushwhacking required.
      more reports »
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