1. Little Pan Loop, Black Canyon Trail
Location: New River, AZ
Distance: 24 miles (round-trip)
Referred to as the lollipop loop, this trail isn’t just famous for its cotton candy blue skies. Riders will also catch a few striking glimpses of the Agua Fria River. This particular path is many bikers’ favorite portion of the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail, a 78-mile track, thanks to a superb trail design that provides a mash-up of some exciting climbs, rugged terrain and fabulous views of the desert.
When to Go: January through March, November/December