Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park
The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Nevada.
Monday 25 March 2019 03:30 GMT
Southeast of Las Vegas and north of Boulder City, the highly acclaimed Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park is an amazing, but technical, trail network totaling 36 miles. The network combines doubletrack climbs along with fast, rocky singletrack through chaparral desert terrain. These trails were designed on an old volcanic area by Brent Thomson with the help of plenty of locals from mountain bike friendly Boulder City. The area is listed as an IMBA Epic area and also hosts a popular XC and DH race series.
While the best season to ride is October to May due to summer heat, the summertime can be great for night riding. There is limited, primitive camping onsite.
To reach the Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park trailhead from Las Vegas, head south on US515 towards Henderson. US515 ends into US93/95 (Boulder Highway). Follow US93 East into Boulder City, which is just 4 miles west of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Turn left on Yucca Street for 2 miles to the trailhead parking area.
Overall, Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 14 mountain biking rides in Nevada. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park including Red Rock Canyon, River Mountain Peak, Bristlecone Pine Trail, Logandale Trail System, River Mountains Loop Trail and Elvis Presta Trail Network.