The Black Canyon Trail is a a whole lotta miles of desert ride that stretche 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)
Biscuit Flat Segment
Little Pan Segment (east little pan loop)
Bumble Bee Segment
Antelope Creek Segment
Copper Mountain Segment
Bob Bentley Trailhead
Emery Henderson – developed facility with paved parking
Table Mesa Trailhead – underdeveloped trailhead, but plenty of parking
Black Canyon City Trailhead – plenty of parking, but no amenities
Bumble Bee Trailhead
Hidden Treasure Trailhead
Drinking Snake Trailhead
Big bug Trailhead
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
voodoodaddyfx’s YouTube video of Little Pan.
Dale Wiggins maps of BCT