62.0 miles
Distance
5,345 ft
Climb
-7,478 ft
Descent
4,197 ft
High Point
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Black Canyon Ultramarathon 100km on Presidents day weekend

Detailed Description
Black Canyon 100K is a 62 mile intermediate race route located near Mayer Arizona. This trail running only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 5,345 ft with a max elevation of 4,197 ft then descends -7,478 ft.
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37 Reviews & Comments

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Aidster87 (Oct 22, 2022 at 14:00)
Solid black diamond, the loose Rocky rutted out section can be pretty dangerous.
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rickythunder (Mar 28, 2022 at 9:38)
Nice trail for a self-shuttle ride in and out then continue to Hidden treasure and Bumble Bee trails. The trail is rated blue intermediate but watch out with the exposure sites and loose dirt on the edges will keep you on your toes for sure. Mostly flow with some sketchy switchbacks and decent altitude gain.
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Feb 21, 2022 at 11:40)
My favourite segment of the BCT, you really are in the middle of nowhere with very few (if any) people. Some exposure on parts of this trail but the scenery is just amazing. The trail beautifully meanders the contours of the canyon and below Sunset Point of the highway.
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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 17:03)
*combined
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Feb 4, 2022 at 17:02)
This trail is more a Blue. But if riding it Col Ines with other BCT trails will bump the rating up to Black due to length and remoteness.
This is a nice trail, nothing technical. Currently not overgrown and not washed out in the arroyo area. Always easy to follow with trail markers.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:19)
Fun section of BCT. Descent (Southbound) is a blast. Climb (Northbound) is a little bit of work, but mellow grades, non-technical, totally cleanable. Easy Blue.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:17)
Fun section of BCT. Southernmost 4 miles is a fun, flowy descent Southbound, and a straightforward, easy climb Northbound. The Northernmost 2 miles of this segment are not particularly exciting, but quite easy.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:26)
Also, if you're an out-of-state visitor, this section of the BCT is sort of a transition zone where the Saguaros appear/disappear depending on direction. South of here, Saguaros line the trail pretty much the whole way. North of this section, there are a couple of outliers along the Antelope Creek section, then they're gone. Still pretty desert, but a very different feel.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:15)
January 2022, great section. Southbound it's maybe a little bit easier than the section to the immediate North (Arrastri Creek.) Call it "Advanced Blue" (absolutely NOT double black...) Northbound would be tough- there's a 3/4 miles stretch near the Northern end that would have most riders walking a ways... I returned via the Maggie Mine Road, which was quick and easy.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:11)
January 2022, loved this stretch of BCT. I'd rate it blue-black. Northbound is more difficult to clean than Southbound. Trail was in great shape, seems well-maintained.
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sharknado33 (Dec 31, 2021 at 15:30)
Great trail! But a warning: we rode here after some rain and while the trails were awesome condition and just damp, the roads getting there (Crown King, Antelope Creek) were a muddy mess. In our 2 wheel drive vehicle we almost got stuck multiple places. I’m sure the locals know this but a warning for fellow travelers!
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sharknado33 (Dec 31, 2021 at 15:29)
Great trail! But a warning: we rode here after some rain and while the trails were awesome condition and just damp, the roads getting there (Crown King, Antelope Creek) were a muddy mess. In our 2 wheel drive vehicle we almost got stuck multiple places. I’m sure the locals know this but a warning for fellow travelers!
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TedsBikes (Nov 20, 2021 at 12:04)
I've been riding dirt for 40 years. This is not even close to a "blue" trail. Black or double black.
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lmiddleman (Mar 29, 2021 at 22:51)
This rode more like a black rating. More loose rocks than usual. Tough segment
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ConorRkPrbZ (Dec 20, 2020 at 17:23)
A mix of fun singletrack and scenic dirt roads. Nice section of trail when riding from Bigg TH to the Bumblebee TH.
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Iannicc33 (Dec 14, 2020 at 14:44)
Fun trail, good flow on the downhill
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TedsBikes (Dec 15, 2019 at 1:09)
December 2019, trail overgrown, blood and pinholes in jersey and shorts. First ride spent walking frequently. I've been dirt riding since 1971 though I'm not a great rider. This is a hard and dangerous trial. Blue is bullshit.
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DarnGood (May 1, 2019 at 22:36)
The first ~2 miles from the parking lot are mostly chunderous access road. The northern most .8 mile has an interesting Rocky climbing section then a flowy section.
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DarnGood (May 1, 2019 at 22:30)
Trail rides on the edge of a gully. Nice scenery. I rode up on a group of wild burros, we both scared each other pretty good!
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jbooth91 (Feb 24, 2019 at 16:12)
Trail starts out somewhat mellow and gradually becomes more gnarly as you get closer to Maggie mine road. Take the blue rating with a grain of salt, concequnces for crashing on most of this trail are pretty high
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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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rickythunder (Jun 17, 2018 at 15:09)
Excelent trail period
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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 12:59)
This section recently burned. Makes it feel noticeably hotter and less pleasant than other sections. More like hell. More technical than previous blue sections.
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Padyakeros (Feb 28, 2018 at 21:19)
Fun
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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 19:07)
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 19:05)
Nice and casual climb. Some exposure. Great descent. Could be a difficult river crossing depending on rainfall.
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W33ble (Sep 19, 2017 at 21:28)
Great single track! A bit of exposure, and some technical little bits, but great practice. And the view is grand.
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Pyroferus (Aug 27, 2017 at 12:59)
Amazing single track, just watch for the rattlesnakes ... 8/25/2017 3 spotted on a 10 mile ride ????
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 17, 2017 at 10:26)
Mostly gravel road through relatively mundane scenery. Skip this if you are doing segments.
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 17, 2017 at 10:25)
Short but sweet, singletrack rolling through prickly pear cacti
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 16, 2017 at 13:24)
Absolutely terrific singletrack. Remotely located but worth the drive
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 15, 2017 at 16:40)
Wonderful trail. Comparatively smooth and flat along rolling hills surrounded by prickly pear cacti
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Lovethatcountrypie (May 12, 2017 at 12:50)
Absolutely magnificent
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday February 15, 2020 at 07:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Black Canyon 100K mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,132 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,750 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,004 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,873 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -40.1%
  • Grade min
    42.9%
  • Distance climb
    22 miles
  • Distance down
    31 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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