Ride the BCT
The Black Canyon Trail offers the traveler a history lesson on a backdrop of endless vistas. The BCT follows a route used since the times of pre-historic Native American travelers and traders. In 1919, the Department of the Interior officially established the route as a livestock driveway. During that time it was often used by shepherds from the Phoenix area to herd sheep to and from their summer ranges in the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains. Later, sections of the trail were used as a stagecoach road between Phoenix and Prescott.
In 2008. the trail was designated a “National Recreation Trail”. This 80 mile IMBA-designed trail winds along the floor of saguaro-clad dessert and through classic frontier scenery. Our first section, from Bumble Bee to the Table Mesa trailhead offer the most dramatic scenery and the most adventurous riding. We will cross the Aqua Fria River many times along our exciting route.
Call or email us for booking, or to speak to a guide about this trip. 800.596.2953.