Black Canyon Trail
Join us for a 3-day mountain bike trip on the best single track in Arizona.
Explore Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail as it winds 78 miles through the central desert highlands to the lowlands of the Sonoran desert. The Black Canyon trail is now one of Arizona’s finest scenic multi-day, long distance mountain bike rides, constructed from sections of historic sheep and wagon trail. The trail includes long sections of rolling single track and short sections of moderately technical riding through a vast desert landscape. Ride your bike amongst massive saguaro cactus, climb to scenic vistas overlooking the low desert valley, and stay in a historic ranch town along your journey.
April 11 - 14, 2013
|April 11||Thursday||Group members arrive in Phoenix. Bob / John / Mike to spend night in Phoenix. Tim / Bruce / Jeff / Peter / Randy will be picked upon arrival (appx. 3:00pm) and driven to Prescott where they will spend the night.|
|April 12||Friday||Bob / John / Mike to be picked up early Friday morning (8:30am) and driven to trailhead. The guides and Tim / Bruce / Jeff / Peter / Randy will take shuttle to trailhead at 9:30am. Pre-trip meeting at 10:30am at trailhead outside of Mayer. The first day of trail riding begins at 11:00am! End the day at the historic Bumble Bee Ranch Guest House. Dinner provided by Ranch.|
|April 13||Saturday||A full day of trail riding through canyons and saguaros begins at 8:30am! Options for those who prefer a more leisurely pace and those who want to explore faster and more technical riding. End the day with a backcountry camp-out in the low desert with dinner made by your guides.|
|April 14||Sunday||Last day on the lower trail begins at 8:30am. Sandy, fast, fun riding through the Sonoran desert valley! Aim to be at trail end by lunch. Shuttle will provide transportation to hotel for showers, to the airport, and to Mike's house. We all head home after a fantastic weekend!|
What you need to know:
To register, please download and fill out the registration form. The trip cost is $600 if you would like to rent a mountain bike, and $480 if you are bringing your own bike.
Inclusions:  Two trip leaders who organize all logistics, navigate the trails and provide options for more or less riding, transportation for you and your bike to and from Phoenix, mountain bike rentals (if needed), bike-packing gear (seat pack and frame pack), all food beginning at lunch on Friday through late afternoon on Sunday, a night at the Bumble Bee Ranch Guest House, a night camping in the backcountry (including tents), a shared hotel room Sunday night for showers and a place to rest, and great photos.
Exclusions:  Flights, Thursday night hotel in Prescott, breakfast on Friday, and personal clothing and gear (e.g. helmets, gloves, shoes, clipless pedals, clothing, etc.).
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Information on the Black Canyon Trail
A great article from Dirt Rag Magazine on the BCT