Southeast of Las Vegas and just north of Boulder City, the highly acclaimed Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park is an amazing, but technical, trail network totaling 36 miles. The 25 trail network combines doubletrack climbs and 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 (population 15,000). The area is listed as an IMBA Epic area and also hosts a popular XC and DH race series.
If you're into Downhill riding, check out the Elevator with a 22 degree pitch.
If you’re into cross-country riding, make sure to check out both East and West Legs, along with Lake View and Mother Trail. There are plenty of side trails to form loops.
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 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 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 15 mountain biking rides in Nevada.