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    Thanks for all the info, and it's an honor to server this great nation.

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    Lots of info missing in this sticky.
    BBT info
    Union Trails info
    Coyote Springs info
    ???
    I dig dirt!

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    What is the name of the parking lot on blue diamond hwy on the north side of the road before you head up the canyon to go to pahrump. I rode a nice loop from there last weekend and got to test out the new hd hero2

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    The paved parking lot is called Latenight. The dirt lot prior to Latenight is called Katie's Lot.

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    I've been riding BC for some years now and I'm fairly familiar with the DH side of things there and the usual Boy Scout ride down from the shuttle drop off. This Friday, I have a friend who's more into trail/xc riding and I'm looking into getting a local info on a recommended trail riding route more suited to riders who don't like to climb much

    I think I rode Caldera once..not a fan. I think it's too monotonous. Never been to Par None or Mother and IMBA and such.. Any route suggestion (with minimal climbing or gradual climbing), start, loop and finish? I will probably ride DH on Sat morning...or maybe explore Cowboy area..

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred View Post
    Lots of info missing in this sticky.
    BBT info
    Union Trails info
    Coyote Springs info
    ???
    So why not add it? I know you know BBT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzer View Post
    I've been riding BC for some years now and I'm fairly familiar with the DH side of things there and the usual Boy Scout ride down from the shuttle drop off. This Friday, I have a friend who's more into trail/xc riding and I'm looking into getting a local info on a recommended trail riding route more suited to riders who don't like to climb much

    I think I rode Caldera once..not a fan. I think it's too monotonous. Never been to Par None or Mother and IMBA and such.. Any route suggestion (with minimal climbing or gradual climbing), start, loop and finish? I will probably ride DH on Sat morning...or maybe explore Cowboy area..

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    You can do a point-to-point shuttle by leaving one vehicle at the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. Then drive up the road to the shuttle drop off. Drop in on Boy Scout but then ride outer Caldera in a counter-clockwise direction. Then detour on Ernie's extension heading west and end back at Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. There's some minimal climbing but the route is mostly XC downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osmarandsara View Post
    You can do a point-to-point shuttle by leaving one vehicle at the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. Then drive up the road to the shuttle drop off. Drop in on Boy Scout but then ride outer Caldera in a counter-clockwise direction. Then detour on Ernie's extension heading west and end back at Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. There's some minimal climbing but the route is mostly XC downhill.
    Sounds fun. I will try that next month.
    We ended up riding at Gooseberry Mesa instead and then recovered with some chill shuttle runs on Boy's Scout the next day. Thanks guys. Vegas and Utah are fun

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    Cowboy trails rock my world. Hoping to make a dirt ride connector from Cowboy to Cottonwood. Anyone have some ideas? I am searching Topofusion aerial views and there are a few routes, just not sure if they are on private property.

    Here is a map I found of Cowboy


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    Tried out the Green Loop at Cottonwood trails while visiting from Phoenix, last week. Can't wait to come back and explore more trails in this area!

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    Awesome source of local trail info, it's been surprising hard to find trail info for Vegas, thanks for posting!!
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    Great thread gang and thanks.
    The wifey and I are wanting 1 day of riding last week of January while we are visiting. Best shop for rentals, trail access, scenery, possibly guide?????
    Probably need to stick to xc singlrtrack.
    Thanks so much for your help. First time to LV...

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    Book your guide with McGhie's bike shop, which owns the Bike Outpost at the trail head of Cottonwood, where you can get your bikes. Ask for Bob for your guide. He is a great guy and loves riding and guiding. I would not recommend their other guide. They even offer transportation from your hotel to the trails.

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    Thanks alot Guy, I'll give them a call.

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    Did blue diamond today, ran into some locals who showed me one of the longer routes,
    lots of fun.

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    I'm gonna be in Vegas in February on the 19th and 20th. Going to be riding on the 20th in the morning. Would love to see some of that beautiful Nevada desert. I love flowing single track but not harsh climbs.

    Any suggestions?
    Some days I want to kick my own A$$ twice.

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    I booked a tour with McGhie's and got a reply that Bobby would be our guide. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apexpredator65 View Post
    I'm gonna be in Vegas in February on the 19th and 20th. Going to be riding on the 20th in the morning. Would love to see some of that beautiful Nevada desert. I love flowing single track but not harsh climbs.

    Any suggestions?
    I think Cottonwood would be a nice place to start if you park at the Late Night parking lot. Lots of options from there. At Bootleg Canyon, the climbs are not really that harsh. For example the Girl Scout trail is about 1.5 miles long, about 300 feet elevation gain. Now Cowboy Trails is a harsh climb, about 5 miles to the top but probably has the best view of Vegas and the valley.

    Have fun.

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    After reading the thread I was thinking about doing BBT when I get to Vegas on Sunday afternoon.
    Some days I want to kick my own A$$ twice.

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    Great discussion here! Thanks to all who contributed for the benefit of us out-of-towners.

    One question I don't think was mentioned:

    What are the best (longish) XC routes for visitors that are least likely to get them lost?

    Are the trails generally easy to follow? Are they marked? Any recommended maps other than the ones included here?

    Thanks!

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    If you start in Blue Diamond and go up Badger pass to wilson tank overlook and return on deadhorse to landmine back to BD you should be in the 22-25ish mile range.
    Stop in the Outpost(lbs) in Blue Diamond, talk to chris, he'll help you pick a route & map it out.
    If you have a basic sense of direction you can't get lost out there.
    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-80 Rider View Post
    Great discussion here! Thanks to all who contributed for the benefit of us out-of-towners.

    One question I don't think was mentioned:

    What are the best (longish) XC routes for visitors that are least likely to get them lost?

    Are the trails generally easy to follow? Are they marked? Any recommended maps other than the ones included here?

    Thanks!
    The most XC routes that have lots of traffic you can easily ride over 60 miles if you want and have good signs IMHO will be Cottonwood Valley.
    So you can either go to the Latenight TH parking lot (Blue Diamond Rd.
    (Hwy. 160) 4.7 miles West, PAST turn off to 159
    Las Vegas, NV) or you can park in the town of Blue Diamond at the Bike Outpost and Chris can give you more tips and recommendations and you could get a map and goodies there as well.
    There's a ride going on Saturday if you want to join some riders: Cottonwood Slow Paced Ride Up Badger Pass - The Las Vegas Mountain Bike Group (Las Vegas, NV) - Meetup

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    Knoob, thanks for the advice. I'll do some research.

    Camaleon, thanks, as well. Appreciate the invite, but it's a month too early for me to make it. Sounds like fun, though.

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    i am booked up for the week in april in vegas. Im trying to convince my buddy to go on a guided mtb tour with me from Mcghie's Bike Outpost at the blue diamond location.

    I have heard great reviews of this ride/tour. Has anyone taken this and how many miles is it for the 1/2 day tour? My buddy isnt into bikeing but i think once he gets out into the terrain it may change his mind. I plan to bring my own pedals and shoes at this point. I am hoping they can pick us up from our hotel (the imperial palace). All i know for sure is i am excited for this.

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    The sticky needs a major update.

    - What are the temps and weather in the area throughout the year?
    - Where are the bike shops to rent rides, get parts, or perform repairs?
    - Where is the closest lodging to the trails?
    - What local club can we contact to help with building/maintenance?


    There are many of us that want to visit your region, especially to escape bad winter weather. Win/Win situation for everyone.

    Please update the sticky.

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