Oct 15, 2007

Black Canyon Trail 10/14/07: Arizona

15 of us headed north of Phoenix off of I-17 to ride the Black Canyon Trail(N33º 59.076' W112º 10.063’). This is a new trail to me, and to many. We actually did some trail building the week before on a trail that is about a mile away from connecting to the loop we road yesterday.

We split from the parking lot (Table Mesa)at 8:00 am with temperatures at about 65 degrees. The pace wasn't necessarily blistering, but we moved surprisingly fast for a group this size. The nearly 3K of climbing we did, was spread out over 20 miles.

The climbs were gradual, and although the downhills weren't wicked fast they were a blast. The views of the cliffs above the river and surrounding mesa's are very dramatic. The special thing about this area is how green it is due to the river supplying the much sought after moisture.


MTBikeAZ said...

Great video of the trails up there. I'm putting together a page on my website/blog about the BCT system.

Your blog rules. Thanks for sharing your adventures.

u2metoo said...

thanks mtbikeaz!

Hundewanderer said...

i did some hiking and geocaching on the black canyon trail, i'd never heard of it before today. i found your site after some googling to find some information about the trail. nice video! i had to giggle, it's similar to the motorcycle ride movies we make. happy peddling, i'll keep my feet on the ground, thank you. ;o)