99 miles
12,838 ft
-12,835 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, 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.


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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    47 miles
  • Distance down
    44 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

BCT (Skyline)
Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:42am
Apr 29, 2018
The river is very low right now so it's super easy to cross. Everything is super dry and rather easy to manage at the moment. Absolutely beautiful out there this time of year.
BCT (Cheapshot)
Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:42am
Apr 29, 2018
BCT Access (Antelope Creek)
Apr 12, 2018 @ 7:30am
Apr 12, 2018
BCT (Antelope Creek)
Apr 12, 2018 @ 7:30am
Apr 12, 2018
BCT (Hidden Treasure)
Apr 12, 2018 @ 7:30am
Apr 12, 2018
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