Black Canyon Trail Shuttle
Looking for an easy way to explore a piece of Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail? Make it simple and organize a shuttle through the REI Co-op’s Adventure Center in Scottsdale. The BCT is a local legend located a short distance north of the Phoenix metro area and is Arizona’s only trail to earn the “Epic” designation by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). The Black Canyon trail truly has it all from challenging climbs, exposed corners, and hairpin switchbacks to open and flowy singletrack traverses and rewarding descents, and don’t forget the landscape itself; giant saguaro cactus, blooming wildflowers, clawing thorn bushes, multiple river crossings, and two different climate zones. There’s no chance to get bored on the BCT, but be careful not to get in over your own head.
The Co-op’s Black Canyon Trail shuttle will take care of the your group’s logistics and make it easier to experience one of the best trails in Arizona’s rugged desert. While the Black Canyon Trail is challenging and recommended only for advanced riders, it is a trail like no other and one that all skilled mountain bikers should add to their bucketlist.
Shuttle Price Includes
- Shuttle to return to your vehicle
- Maps & route suggestions
- Snacks & water
- Basic repair supplies (air, sealant/tubes, tools)
- Pre-determined rider check-in points (segment 1 only – call for details)
Bike rental NOT included
What to Bring
Mountain bike with sealant or tubeless tire setup. Flat repair kit and tools.
Water bottles and/or hydration backpack or waistpack (recommended).
Comfortable, weather appropriate mountain bike clothing – long sleeves/layers are recommended on cooler winter days and morning starts.
Bike-specific shoes that are comfortable to walk in are recommended.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, medications, extra snacks, electrolyte supplements, etc.
Upgrades + Additions
Hotel/Residence Pick Up
$125 per group – inquire over the phone
Guided Tour Upgrade
Want to experience the Black Canyon Trail with an expert mountain bike guide? Ask us about upgrading to a guided Black Canyon Trail tour.
We’ll meet you at the trailhead with a rental bike.
- Rent a Performance Bike – from $80/bike
- Rent a High Performance FS Bike – from $105/bike
- 1-12 People $ 595 per group 595 per group
Groups larger than 12 – please inquire for more information.
Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.