Welcome to the Black Canyon Trail

A world-class multi-user trail system under development in the Bradshaw Mountain foothills of central Arizona.  A few miles of the original trail are currently shared by motorized and non-motorized users.  The non-motorized trail is being separated from the motorized double-track trail, after which both the motorized and non-motorized trails will be managed as part of the overall trail system.

The non-motorized, single-track trail under construction is designed for use by equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers.  It is approximately 78 miles long, stretching from the Carefree Highway (AZ Highway 74), northward along the base of the Bradshaw Mountains, beyond highway 69 near the town of Mayer to the Prescott National Forest.

There will be ten trailheads conveniently spaced to allow easy access. Several loop trails will provide short duration excursions for users with limited time.  Trail users are constantly rewarded with breathtaking scenic vistas and glimpses of the varied historical activities that have echoed through these hills.

The Black Canyon Trail

The Black Canyon Trail Coalition

The Black Canyon Trail Coalition was organized to promote and facilitate the creation and use of the Black Canyon Trail system. The purpose is to enhance the quality of life for trail users by providing a world-class trail experience in a natural desert mountain setting.

The Coalition of equestrian, mountain bicycling, hiking and off-highway vehicle organizations works in cooperation with government agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and the National Forest Service to accomplish this mission.

The Coalition is an Arizona non-profit corporation with Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.  Contributions to the Coalition are deductable from your Federal income tax return.  Since the Coalition is an all-volunteer organization with no overhead expenses, 100% of all contributions are used for the construction, maintenance and promotion of the Black Canyon Trail system.  Please help us continue our work on this trail system by volunteering your time to help with construction, or by sending your check or money order to: The Black Canyon Trail Coalition, P.O. Box 315, Black Canyon City, Arizona 85324.  You will receive a tax deductable receipt.