Bradshaw Mountains For Mountain Biking

The 15th most popular mountain bike trail in Arizona.

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Near Prescott in the Prescott National Forest, a 25 mile loop of singletrack and forest roads can be formed by combining the Aspen Creek Trail, TR270, FS53, West Spruce Trail (#264), Skyline Drive and Iron Springs Road (past Thumb Butte).

From Phoenix, take Interstate 17 north to the State Route 69 exit. Follow SR 69 west into Prescott. To reach the Aspen Creek trailhead (the authors first mountain bike ride), continue into town on SR 69 until it dead-ends into Montezuma Street. Turn left on Montezuma and then veer to the right at the Y onto Copper Basin Road. Park where the pavement ends and pedal several miles to the trailhead.

Overall, Bradshaw Mountains is the 15th most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Bradshaw Mountains including Granite Mountain / Granite Basin, Mingus Mountain Loop, West Spruce Trail, Mount Union / Yankee Doodle Trail, Thumb Butte and Groom Creek Trail.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (928) 445-7253; Prescott Tourism (800) 266-7534; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Mountain Sojourns in the Prescott Area by Ron Smith (520) 445-6678..

Recommended Book:  "Sedona Fat Tire Tales And Trails" from Cosmic Ray

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Pleasant St. Inn (928) 445-4774

Luxury Loding:  Mt. Version Inn (928) 778-0886; Prescott Pines Inn (800) 541-5374.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.53222, -112.46935

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  5838


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