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.
Local Trail Association
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Route TypeOut & Back
More Stats for BCT 100 mountain bike route
Altitude min1,749 ft
Altitude start2,053 ft
Altitude end2,057 ft
Distance climb46.6 miles
Distance down43.4 miles
Distance flat9.2 miles