Brochure and Map
Brochure and Map for Black Canyon National Recreation Trail (NRT) at Agua Fria National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Black Canyon National Recreation Trail General Location The trail is 40 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The northern end is 40 miles east of Prescott, Arizona. Brief Description Hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers are welcome on this 80-mile trail, which is designed and designated for non-motorized use. The Copper Mountain Loop, an 8-mile connector loop, has recently been built east of Mayer and is accessed at Big Bug TH. National Recreation Trail Designation Trails with this designation are recognized as having exemplary local and national signiﬁcance. The Black Canyon National Recreation Trail (NRT) received the designation in 2008 because of its scenic beauty, rugged features and historic importance. As you hike or ride this trail, you are following a route used continually since the times of prehistoric Native American travelers and traders. Some stretches are part of the Black Canyon stagecoach and historic livestock driveway. Access Here are four ways to access the Black Canyon NRT from Interstate 17: Emery Henderson Trailhead: Take Exit 232 at New River Road. Go west about two miles on New River Road and turn right at the developed area. Black Canyon City Trailhead: Take Exit 242 at Rock Springs in Black Canyon City. Go west. Turn right at the stop sign and then take a quick left onto Warner Road. Follow the road to the white tank which sits near the trailhead. Gloriana Parking Area: Take Exit 248 to Bumble Bee and Crown King. Proceed about a half-mile to the trailhead on the left. The dirt parking area accommodates ﬁve to eight vehicles. Big Bug Trailhead: Take Exit 262 toward Prescott on Highway 69. Proceed 4.2 miles and turn left into the entrance on the south side of the highway. The trailhead will be just beyond mile marker 266. Permits, Fees, Limitations There are no use fees. Segments of the trail are not recommended for novice horseback riders. Some terrain is challenging for mountain bikers. New River, Black Canyon City, Bumble Bee, and Cleator U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps are pertinent. Contact Hassayampa Field Ofﬁce BLM Phoenix District 21605 N. 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 (623) 580-5500 www.blm.gov/arizona www.blm.gov/visit/az-black-canyon-trail !)lack Can_yon National R.ecreation Trail UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAl) OF LAND MANAGEMENT Agua f.ria National Monument Gloriana Trailhead Black canyon City Trallhead A. A. Table Mesa Trail head Emery fienderson Trallhead Black Canyon Natlonal Recreation Trail A. Existing Trail head • Highway Exit CJ Agua Frla N.M. BLM - Natrona! Forest State Private locaU011 N A 1:280.000 UTM lone UN, HAD 83 While .....,.,efimhz beOII m,de IDeasurelhe •a:urxv aflh ls lnlll'm11San. the IIJd mall25 i10 w.nanl\',e,opres$ed<rlmplecl.as IDlheac0RCf nl elllftSllrdlsdailMlilbillly farlhe amncy ~ ( 0 2.5 10 ,..,., 0 z !.... Phoenix