24.5 miles
Distance
3,601 ft
Climb
-3,599 ft
Descent
2,531 ft
High Point

Classic BCT ride starting and finishing at Rock Springs. There are 4 river crossings on this ride, so check the water levels before you go

Detailed Description
BCT Little Pan Loop from Rock Springs is a 25 mile less popular expert route located near Black Canyon City Arizona. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,601 ft with a max elevation of 2,531 ft then descends -3,599 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Feb 9, 2022 at 15:44)
One of the best trails of the BCT. Do it either either way or both. A lot of fun and great views. A well put together set of trails.
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Feb 9, 2022 at 15:44)
One of the best trails of the BCT. Do it either either way or both. A lot of fun and great views. A well put together set of trails.
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Feb 4, 2022 at 16:35)
Great trail. Better riding it North to South as the overall trend is downhill but totally doable riding the other way too, just a bit more climbing. Nothing difficult or technical on this trail should perhaps be a blue but because it mostly ridden in combination with other trails making it a longer ride is probably why it’s black. Trail is in pretty good shape; not particularly overgrown, some loose rocks and loose on corners but generally riding great.
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Amberbethe (Mar 2, 2019 at 8:07)
The trail north from Table Mesa Road parking area is washed out along the river as of 2/26/2019. South trail was fine with plenty of loose rock but generally rideable.
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Jetpilott (Jan 25, 2019 at 10:48)
From now on I will only go from Rock Springs to Table Mesa this is the best section. Table Mesa to New River is painful with loose rock.
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azmtnruz (Jan 23, 2019 at 8:26)
From recent rain we used this website to figure out how bad the river crossing would be waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=09512800
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goatzebra (Apr 10, 2018 at 13:00)
Some of the most solid biking on the BCT. Climbs are rideable but require fitness. Descents are fast but stay interesting. Excellent scenery.
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goatzebra (Apr 10, 2018 at 13:00)
Some of the most solid biking on the BCT. Climbs are rideable but require fitness. Descents are fast but stay interesting. Excellent scenery.
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Lovethatcountrypie (Feb 20, 2018 at 19:19)
The north 25% is gravel road and a sandy river bed. The south 75% is magnificent, world-class single-track with some exposure.
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Lovethatcountrypie (Feb 20, 2018 at 19:17)
Great rocky single-track through some hills with some nice climbs and great views. Agua Fria river crossing, which was dry.
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slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:08)
Nothing special. Connector trail to get you back to the trails to the north.
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slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:07)
Quite a lot of loose rock on the trail. Not as fun as the trails to the north.
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slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:06)
Another segment with nice and casual climbing/descending. Some exposure.
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slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:05)
Nice and casual climb. Some exposure. Great descent. Could be a difficult river crossing depending on rainfall.
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slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:05)
Nice and casual climb. Some exposure. Great descent. Could be a difficult river crossing depending on rainfall.
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 19, 2017 at 22:29)
Ran into some intransigent wild steer and had to turn back...
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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    61
More Stats for BCT Little Pan Loop from Rock Springs mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,750 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,056 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,057 ft
  • Grade max
    -50.4%
  • Grade min
    37.6%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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BCT - Skyline
Mar 25, 2022 @ 10:43am
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BCT - Little Pan
Feb 4, 2022 @ 10:19am
Feb 4, 2022
Only a small trickle in the Agua Fria totally passable by foot and bike.
BCT - Williams Mesa
Feb 4, 2022 @ 10:19am
Feb 4, 2022
Agua Fria River totally dry for the crossing on this trail. Some scrub encroaching on trail otherwise not overgrown.
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