The Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance is working with the US Forest Service, City of Prescott, and other community organizations to build a formal trailhead in the Spence Basin region. This will complete a comprehensive program that has already created and redesigned miles of singletrack in the area ranging from XC trails like West Side Story and Zygomatic to more technical loops like Missing Link and Happy Ending. Many of these trails were featured to great review during the 2019 Whiskey Off-Road race.
The building/rerouting of trails in Spence Basin was a collaborative effort between private donors, Epic Rides Hail the Trail, the City of Prescott, US Forest Service, Over the Hill Gang, PMBA volunteers, and more. This unique collaboration allowed these new trails to be built for a fraction of the typical cost while many of these same organizations continue to maintain the trails for long term enjoyment.
Next up is the formal “Spence Springs Trailhead” for more convenient public access for the area, signage to trails, and improved water/air/soil quality. A toilet and picnic tables are also desired, pending sufficient funding.
How Can You Help?
- Make a personal donation to PMBA that is designated for this project.
- Offer to donate in-kind materials and/or professional labor toward the project (see “Schedule of Items” below and then Contact PMBA using the form at bottom of “About page” to discuss).
- USFS Spence Springs Trailhead Overview
- USFS Spence Springs Trailhead Engineering Report
- USFS Spence Springs Trailhead Schedule of Items