Cycling in Las Vegas

Mountain Bike Trails - Staff Picks

Cottonwood/Late Night

Cottonwood is a great place for all types of riders, including beginners. The trail system has a couple of access points, the main ones being in Blue Diamond and Late Night Trail Head.
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Floyd Lamb Park

Floyd Lamb Park has a good network of double ad single track. The area is relatively flat, which is great for beginners or people looking to get in easy miles.
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Bootleg Canyon

The Bootleg Canyon lower trails are appropriate for beginner and intermediate riders. Ride your way up the canyon or take a shuttle to the top to navigate some technical cross-country and downhill trails.
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Mount Charleston

Our summer getaway to get out of the heat, Mt. Charleston has a couple of fun trail systems and a bike park debuting at Lee Canyon late in the summer of 2022.
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Cowboy Trails

The Cowboy Trails system is a technical, multi-use trail for hikers, bikers and horses. The trails are technical and require both climbing and descending skills. But the views are worth it.
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McCullough Hills

The McCullough Hills main trail is a 7 mile double track. This double track stretches from the Henderson trailhead all the way to Anthem, making for a a good 14 mile out-and-back. Around the double track is various single track.
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Useful Websites and Apps

Trailforks has an extensive database of trails and an easy app that tracks your ride through GPS. 

Strava tracks your rides through GPS. You can track your mileage, compare your times over time and see where you rank against others. The heat map feature allows you to see popular routes. 

MTB Project is a crowd-sourced mountain bike app and website that allows you to see the difficulty of trails, reviews and pictures. 

Singletracks includes trail maps reviews on gear and bike news. 

The RTC has various routes and interactive maps for mapping out a road bike route.
Owned by a local, this app will help you find hosts, tour guides and lodging for your bike adventure. 

Suggested Road Bike Routes

Red Rocks Canyon Loop

Routes can be found along Route 150 or the 13 mile scenic loop. Route 159 has a wide shoulder, but beware of speeding cars along these narrow roads.

River Mountain Loop

Spanning 34 miles, this bike path goes through Boulder City and has spectacular views of Lake Mead. This is a great path for longer rides or to get away from cars. 

Wetlands Trail

Located in the Wetlands Park nature Preserve, the trail loop spans 14 miles. Most of the trail is paved, with the exception of the last 2.5 miles, so plan accordingly. 

215 West Beltway

Following the 215 on the west side. The pathway goes from Centennial Drive to Tropicana Drive, with expansions happened on both ends. 

Local Non-Profit Support

Ghost Bikes Las Vegas

Raises awareness for bike safety.


Southern Nevada Bike Coalition

SNVBC is a local bike non-profit promoting bike safety and awareness in Southern Nevada.

Southern Nevada Mountain Association

Local chapter of IMBA promoting mountain biking in Southern Nevada.

Interscholastic Nevada South Cycling League

NSICL provides a youth mountain biking program for grades 6 to 12.