The ACA’s Explorer program allows youth to experience the benefits of mountain biking, camaraderie, community, and the outdoors. It reinforces our core values while building health and strength, learning new skills, and being part of a team of like-minded people through outdoor experiential education.


Explorer brings opportunities to student-athletes and coaches to explore and learn about the unique and beautiful landscapes across our state. In partnership with the Arizona Trail Association, we hope to inspire a deeper connection to our state and the natural environment through Arizona Trail experiences.


Explorer rides are open to all registered ACA student-athletes and licensed coaches, are non-competitive, and will offer rides for all experience levels.

Upcoming Explorer Events:

If you are interested in an Explorer ride coming to an Arizona Trail segment near you, please contact Programs Director Chloe Woodruff.

About the Arizona Trail

  • The Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail) stretches over 800 miles across the entire length of the state, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Utah.
  • This non-motorized trail showcases Arizona’s diverse vegetation, wildlife and scenery, as well as unique historic and cultural sites.
  • The route provides unparalleled opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other trail users.
  • The trail is divided into 43 individual passages.