Black Canyon Trail

The Black Canyon Trail is a 62 mile desert ride that stretches from the Carefree Highway up to the Prescott National Forest, skirting the base of the Bradshaw Mountains and running parallel to Interstate 17.

The Black Canyon Trail Coalition keeps the trails alive and well through trail building and maintenance activities. To lend a hand visit the trail work events page for info and dates. See the maps section for official topos and visit Dale’s website for really good topos (see below)

BCT Segments
Emery Henderson
Doe Springs
Table Mesa
Little Pan (east little pan loop)
Williams Mesa (west little pan loop)
Horseshoe Bend
K-mine South
K-mine North
Soap Creek

Black Canyon City TH: plenty of parking, but no amenities
Little Pan TH: unknown (most likely not developed)
Table Mesa: underdeveloped TH but plenty of parking
Emory Henderson: developed facility with paved parking

Ride Reports
I finally rode a small portion of the BCT. Awesome!

Many others have given this system a run. Read about u2metoo’s ride on his blog Where the Streets Have No Name.

Read Mountain Bike Bill’s ride report and see pictures of Little Pan on his awesome website.

MTBR forums have great info and trip reports from waltaz

Amazing photos shot by Leslie from IMBA

voodoodaddyfx’s YouTube video of Little Pan.


Dale Wiggins maps of BCT

Raybum bikepacking BCT

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