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 14th most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona.