Welcome to the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail
The Black Canyon Trail (BCT) is a long-distance singletrack that runs from the boundary of the Prescott National Forest, across Highway 69 south to the Carefree Highway stretching over 80 miles.
The trail parallels Interstate 17 and offers a variety of experiences through the Sonoran Desert landscape.
The BCT was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2008 and the Black Canyon Trail Coalition has been instrumental in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the trail.
An adventure for all skills and abilities -- discover this epic singletrack ride through saguaro forests and rugged canyons in the shadow of the Bradshaw Mountains. Great for weekend warriors or bike packing enthusiasts alike.
Offering scenic mountain views and beautiful single track, the Black Canyon Trail has great footing for our equestrian friends along with some and challenging switchbacks near the Aqua Fria.
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This program provides eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, and trail expansion.
Our February 6th trail workday tools and refreshments for volunteers were made possible by a grant from Extreme Terrain!