About Our Community...
Black Canyon City is an unincorporated community.
A large percentage of the residents are retired. Many others work in
Phoenix, or surrounding areas but choose to live outside of the city
congestion and pollution. The growing community provides opportunities
for either starting or expanding businesses.
Approximately 250 students attend elementary and junior
high schools in Black Canyon City. High school students either
take the bus to Mayer about thirty miles northwest, or to Boulder Creek
High School in Anthem.
The town features churches representing several denominations,
and many clubs and organizations which schedule activities throughout
the year. These organizations include (but not limited to) the Lions
Club, Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, High Desert Helpers, Inc.,
VFW, American Legion and their Auxiliaries, Rock Club, The Black Canyon
Community Association, BC Saddle Club, BC Trail Coalition and others.
Black Canyon City has a post office, library, two community
parks, a cemetery, fire district, and rescue squad (ambulance and helicopter
pad available). A medical center which is open five days a week.
Local businesses include two gas stations, auto repair
shops, hardware and variety stores, beauty/nail shop, Dentist, auto
parts store, auto glass, insurance agencies, general contractors, real
estate offices, a bank, motel, and apartments. We have a KOA and
RV parks/campgrounds, restaurants, saloons, grocery stores & delicatessens,
a Laundromat, a feed store, a preschool and several gift shops.
Black Canyon City has two water departments, one is privately owned
and the other is owned by its' users.
We have a Nationally recognized (non-motorized) Trail
used for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The trailhead begins
on Hwy 74 (south) and goes past Hwy 69 (to the North). Our trailhead
is located on Warner Road just south of town off of
Old Black Canyon Hwy just before you get to Rock Springs. For more information
about the trail or trail workdays, contact their website at www.bctaz.org.
We have a tourist Visitor Center that
greets thousands of guests annually, bringing in commerce to our town
and our state. If you would like to spend some quality time meeting
people from all over the world, contact the Manager or Director of the
Chamber Vistor Center to be one of the wonderful volunteers
who spends 4+ hours per month assisting others in their travels and
learn more about the great state of Arizona!