The Vision: Elevating Prescott’s Outdoor Recreation Amenities
The Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails project, in partnership with the Prescott National Forest and the City of Prescott, aims to add 17 miles of enhanced for fun mountain bike trails in the scenic Bean Peaks area, adjacent to the White Spar Campground in the Prescott National Forest.
These bike-optimized, gravity-flow trails are designed to appeal to riders and families of all abilities, and with 400+ miles of existing trails in Prescott, project contributes an Arizona-unique offering for both residents and visitors.
The Benefits of the
Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails
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Ride the Timeline:
Trail Design & Preliminary Fundraising
The trail's design was completed in summer 2020 by IMBA's Trail Solutions Team. Simultaneously, the preliminary fundraising phase was launched, managing to secure $125,000. The Bean Peaks project is estimated to cost $1.5 million over 3 years.
Permitting & Public Fundraising
The Bean Peaks project received the final USFS permits in June 2023. A broad public fundraising campaign was just launched focusing on smaller to mid-level donations from both individuals and businesses. Thanks to our awesome community we broke ground in October of 2023!
Phase 1: Construction Fall 2023
We did it! We raised the funds to build and complete the 5.6 mile of trails for Phase 1. Watch for the official opening of the trails in the Spring of 2024!
Phase 2: Construction Fall 2024
An additional 6.7 miles of trails to include beginner, intermediate and advanced trails, including 2.5 miles of gravity flow trails.
Phase 3: Construction Fall 2025
4.7 miles of intermediate and advanced trails including 3.5 miles of gravity flow trails.
Completion & Maintenance
Each construction phase will take place in the fall and open to the public in the spring of the following year. This is completely dependent upon financial support from the Prescott area community.
Post-opening efforts will pivot towards maintaining and enhancing the trails to ensure their long-term viability and continued enjoyment for users for many generations to follow.