99.3 miles
10,271 ft
-10,257 ft
3,953 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.

Detailed Description
BCT 100 is a 99 mile popular expert route located near Black Canyon City Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 27 trails. This route climbs 10,271 ft with a max elevation of 3,953 ft then descends -10,257 ft.


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Black Canyon Trail Coalition (bctaz.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for BCT 100 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    17 hr 23 min
  • Altitude min
    1,751 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,048 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,060 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    45 miles
  • Distance down
    43 miles
  • Distance flat
    12 miles
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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