TriCityMapPlanning a vacation around the Chino Grinder? The Town of Chino Valley is part of Yavapai County’s Tri-City region which also includes the cities of Prescott and Prescott Valley. Approximately 80 miles from Metropolitan Phoenix and 80 miles from the rarified elevation of the alpine city of Flagstaff, Yavapai County’s Tri-City region offers endless ways to get out and enjoy the 300-plus days of sunshine a year.

Mountain bikers, road bikers and casual bikers alike will fall in love with the hundreds of miles of biking trails set in elevations of approximately 5,000 feet and surrounded by vast national forest and rugged mountains including the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S.

Besides cycling you’ll find many other things to do including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, local breweries, restaurants and shopping. If you’re planning a trip here check out the links below for just a few of the many things to do and places to visit.


Cyclists riding from the Town of Chino Valley to Jerome on the Perkinsville Road.

Jerome: From the Town of Chino Valley bike or drive your car to Jerome, 35 miles via gravel on the Perkinsville Road or a scenic drive 40 mile drive along Highway 89A. The Verde Canyon Railroad, which visits Perkinsville along the Chino Grinder course, is located in nearby Clarkdale,

Williams: Northern terminus of the Chino Grinder course at Elk Ridge Ski Area and the Gateway to the Grand Canyon.  The City of Williams is also the host town of the Grand Canyon Railroad.



Howard Grotts, mountain bicyclist for Specialized Racing, pictured on Whiskey Row shortly after winning the 2015 Whiskey Off Road Pro race.


Prescott: Visit Whiskey Row or check out the course of the  legendary Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Race which starts and finishes in downtown Prescott the week before the Chino Grinder.





Looking for a local tour service that really knows the area? Check out the folks at Wild Bunch Desert Guides.