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The Black Canyon trail follows a route used since the times of pre-historic Native American travelers and traders. Riders are constantly rewarded with breathtaking scenic vistas and glimpses of the varied historical activities that have echoed through these hills. The Department of the Interior officially established the route as a livestock driveway in 1919, when it was used by woolgrowers from the Phoenix area to herd sheep to and from their summer ranges in the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains. Many segments of the trail roughly parallel the old Black Canyon stagecoach road between Phoenix and Prescott. At present, 13.3 miles of this trail between the Emery Henderson Trailhead and Table Mesa Road, provide a pleasant route to follow.

Mountain bike
5 days
225 km / 140 mi
$ 1,680.-
  • 2019 prices on request.
  • Two Guides.
  • All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, snacks .
  • Support Vehicle and bike maintenance.
  • First Aid and community gear.
  • Souvenir Shirt.
  • Lodging before or after the tour not included.
  • All camping on this trip is in primitive campgrounds with no running water. There are no shower facilities, but solar showers will be available. Cell phone service is very spotty. Camping gear not included.($103)
  • Please arrive in Phoenix at least 12 hours prior to tour departure to allow for rest and acclimation.
  • We will return to Phoenix around 5pm on the last day.
  • Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy

    You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.

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Details

Type
Mountain bike
Duration
5 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
0-20 km / 0-12 mi
Total distance
225 km / 140 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018
07 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019 - 01 Feb 2019
04 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019
More start dates in 2019 :March: 4, 11, 18, 25, April: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May: 6, 13, 16, 23, 30, October: 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Start
Phoenix (9.00)
Finish
Phoenix (17.00)
Airport at start
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Airport at finish
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,680.-
bike rental
Specialized Stumpjumper
$ 257.-
Optional
camping gear
3-man tent with fly and group tarp, three-season 30 degree sleeping bag, a camp pillow(you provide the pillow case) and a self-inflating ground pad
$ 103.-
Optional
tent
3-man tent with fly and group tarp
$ 59.-
Optional
sleeping bag + pillow
$ 35.-
Optional
Ground pad
self-inflating ground pad
$ 18.-
Optional

Itinerary

Day 1 | McDowell Mountain Park

Total Mileage | 20 miles
McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. The trails range in length and difficulty from easy to strenuous. We will design today’s ride based on the group’s preferences and abilities, but you can be sure you will be happy at the end of the day!
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Day 2 | South Mountain

Total Mileage | 22 miles
The South Mountain Park boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. Today’s ride will chosen by your guide and dictated by the ability level of the group. The
riding here is world class and not to be missed, so leave the details to the experts and enjoy the ride!
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Day 3 | Big Bug to Bumblebee camp

Total Mileage | 25 miles
A short shuttle ride from Phoenix will deliver us to the BCT trailhead. Our first ride begins with the Big Bug segment in the Prescott National Forest. Today marks the highest points on our ride and will result in a net downhill for the day! We will see much of the high desert and catch some great views as we head through the towering Saguaro cactus towards the Bradshaw Mountains. As we head into camp a delicious dinner awaits us.
Camp | Bumblebee

Day 4 | Bumblebee to Black Canyon City

Total Mileage | 22 miles
Energize with a hearty breakfast for this morning’s invigorating ride to Black Canyon City! Our second day of riding paints the true picture of why the Black Canyon Trail was named Arizona’s best trail in 2012. We will ride
through miles of cactus, across awe-inspiring mesas and along spectacular singletrack. Today’s ride is more technical than the day before, making those views well worth the effort! When we arrive in Black Canyon City we will shuttle back to our comfortable camp at Bumblebee.
Camp | Bumblebee Camp

Day 5 | Black Canyon City to Emery Henderson Trailhead

Total Mileage | 22 miles
Wake up to fresh brewed coffee and a hot breakfast. We will break camp and hop in the shuttle for a ride to Black Canyon City and the start of today’s adventure. Our final day cuts through to the heart of the BCT. Today we have it all, from tight twisting cactus filled singletrack, river crossings and wide open desert views.

This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .

Map & Routes

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