49.6 miles
Distance
4,679 ft
Climb
-4,668 ft
Descent
3,951 ft
High Point

This is the old AES route. From Rock Springs take the paved frontage road and link up with Maggie Mine Rd. This turns to dirt about 5 miles from the start. Stay on this road until the top of Antelope Creek, then ride the BCT all the way back to Rock Springs. It's a 21 mile 'warm-up', then 29 miles of BCT goodness. Don't forget to stop for pie in Rock Springs!

Detailed Description
BCT Loop (Defunct AES Route) is a 50 mile popular expert route located near Black Canyon City Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 4,679 ft with a max elevation of 3,951 ft then descends -4,668 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for BCT Loop (Defunct AES Route) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 17 min
  • Altitude min
    1,907 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,050 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,060 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.1%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    23 miles
  • Distance down
    21 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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