If you are in Prescott, Arizona and looking for a killer bike ride, this loop is a must!
The loop starts from Prescott then takes you to Skull Valley then Kirkland and then back to Prescott. The ride is right up there with one of the best road bike rides in the state of Arizona. The ride has everything; killer descent, flats, climbs with scenic views.
You start out in the pines of Prescott, AZ then descent down to the high desert of Arizona then climb you way back up the pines of Prescott.
You can do the loop both directions but most cyclists do the loop counter clockwise which makes for a more scenic climb.
Below is the profile. As you can see you start out with a 7 mile climb up Iron Springs Rd then descent for about 20 miles. The last half of the ride you climb your way back to Prescott.
Below is picture of the climb back into Prescott.