Experience the Prescott Circle Trail
The Prescott Circle Trail (PCT) is a 56-mile trail that circumnavigates Prescott. The PCT is comprised of a variety of individual trails, all interconnected to create an amazing trail experience. The Prescott Circle Trail is composed of 22 different trail segments which totals approximately 6,700ft of elevation gain. You can choose to hike or run the entire course with our two options:
With an outdoors culture, Prescott offers a multitude of racing events throughout the year, attracting professionals and elite athletes for some high-altitude running and biking.
Whiskey Basin Ultra
With an 88K, 57K, 31K & 10K options, this race offers a distance for everyone, right on the Prescott Circle Trail.
With many professional athletes training there, Flagstaff has built a reputation for being one of the running mecca in the United States, right there with Boulder and Eugene. Standing at 7,000 feet elevation, it’s easy to see why. With great infrastructure available at Northern Arizona University (NAU), runners are not the only pros who come to Flagstaff. Swimmers and bikers are amongst the Olympians and World Records holder you may run into during your workout. And since it is located less than two hours from Prescott, Flagstaff is a perfect satellite location for some quality high-altitude running.
If the pros can train in Flagstaff, so can you! Hence our training camps include at least one run in Flagstaff, possibly more depending on the weather at the other two locations.
Highest Peak in Arizona
Flagstaff is home of the highest peak in Arizona: Mount Humphreys. Located in the San Francisco Peaks area, Humphreys culminates at 12,637 feet, offering incredible views of the surrounding areas. Accessible from a trail head located at the bottom of the Arizona Snow Bowl, the 5-mile, 3000-foot climb to the top will challenge your fitness. With the thin air at the start becoming thinner, a series a switchbacks zig-zag to a final section of rocky trail that finally takes you to the top. If you still have energy left, the 5-mile return can be substituted for an 18-mile extension to the west, often referred to as the best trail run in Arizona.
Trail head by the Arizona Snow Bowl.
View of the sky slopes.
Almost to the top!
Almost to the top!
Sedona offers some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Arizona and possibly the United States. Surrounded by over 1.8 million acres of National Forest, including The Red Rocks State Park, it makes it the perfect destination for nature lovers, including trail runners looking for epic high-altitude running.
The new mountain biking capital
Over the last few years, Sedona has become the new mountain biking capital of the United States. Once you see the beautiful red rocks and the availability of trails all around town, it’s easy to understand why. Many mountain biking magazine review their bikes in Sedona. And many pros come to tackle iconic trails such as Hangover and the impressive White Line. Caution, if you’re afraid of heights, these trails are not for you!
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