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    Cool-blue Rhythm Wetlands Park Reclamation Project

    I was up this morning with no household duties to perform,Yee Haw! So , i decided to see what is up with the wetlands. Alot of progress is being done and i see there is now going to access roads from pabco and also lake mead dr. in henderson. The greenery is outstanding and i saw many types of large birds and tons of ducks. The greatest thing. Low and behold SINGLETRACK made from the retaining walls there is a nice stretch of slighly virgin trail. I did see one set of mtb. tracks already there. I followed it out until the end ,which was not far. I checked their website today and it is sure enough on the map as a multi-use trail. There are signs for no quads and dirt bikes. Nothing about mt. bikes though. For more on the area check it out here.http://www.co.clark.nv.us/parks/Wetl..._Park_Map*.htm
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    #1 sign at access point.
    #2 frenchmans mt.
    #3 a bunch of birds
    #4 trail
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Part 2

    #1 green
    #2 bike and rainbow gardens
    #3 a crane in the middle of the pic
    #4 target practice
    #5 Mt. Potosi in background
    See ya on the trails!
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    Nice pics E! Im going to have to get over there before I move into the new house. where do you park the car or do you ride from your house?
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    it's out back

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon
    Nice pics E! Im going to have to get over there before I move into the new house. where do you park the car or do you ride from your house?
    I just ride from the house. I did about 16 miles out and back.
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    Where da ducks? Where da water?

    After seeing the cool pictures you posted, I thought this might be a great place to start out riding, better than Puke Mountain . So I googled it for directions and went to check it out. I was right at the east end of Tropicana, where it turns into Broadbent Blvd and where they are doing road construction. The little trail I was on took me all of ten minutes to make the loop. It was completely dry there, so obviously I missed the trail you were on.
    Next time you go there, I would love to tag along.
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    Thats about right

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumkindrvr1(OldFart)
    After seeing the cool pictures you posted, I thought this might be a great place to start out riding, better than Puke Mountain . So I googled it for directions and went to check it out. I was right at the east end of Tropicana, where it turns into Broadbent Blvd and where they are doing road construction. The little trail I was on took me all of ten minutes to make the loop. It was completely dry there, so obviously I missed the trail you were on.
    Next time you go there, I would love to tag along.
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    I guess you didn't go back far enough behind sam boyd stadium. Where the big pond is you can get to it from pabco rd. that is off boulder hwy and the jokers wild casino. Or go down sunset until it ends. turn left on pabco rd. and follow it down until it turns to dirt. You will see a fenced off area with some power/water gear. You can start there. Look for the motocross riders.
    Hers a map.
    Keep in mind that the area is not complete as to the map.
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    Hmm, I guess I went to the wrong place as well. I tried to find the bike trails yesterday while walking my dog. I parked at the visitor centre and did a loop around the Duck Creek/Coyote Loop trails. It took us all of about half an hour walking, even with the dog stopping to sniff every 10 yards, so 10 mins on a bike seems about right. I'll try Pabco Road next time... with the bike and without the dog

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    Oops

    Quote Originally Posted by mahgnillig
    Hmm, I guess I went to the wrong place as well. I tried to find the bike trails yesterday while walking my dog. I parked at the visitor centre and did a loop around the Duck Creek/Coyote Loop trails. It took us all of about half an hour walking, even with the dog stopping to sniff every 10 yards, so 10 mins on a bike seems about right. I'll try Pabco Road next time... with the bike and without the dog

    - Jen.
    That is the wrong area. You need to be on the otherside of the wash,behind sam boyd stadium.
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    Great, thank you. That map helps. I'll definitely be going back.
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    Mahgnillig,
    When you were at Duck Creek walking your dog, did someone on a bike ask you about turtles?
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    Wetlands Park Mtn. Bike info

    Im glad to see that there is some discussion about the Clark County Wetlands Park (CCWP) on the board. I just wanted to get on and give you some background on the trails that you may have been riding out there. I work on the ecological restoration team that is conducting all the work at the Las Vegas Wash (www.lvwash.org). The "single track" that you have been riding are actually foot paths that have been constructed so that our restoration crews can access our revegetation sites. THere are several of these at various sites down there, but most of them are short and dead end. Feel free to ride any of them that you see. All I ask is that you dont ride over any of the vegetation in the middle of our revegetation sites. Right now, the CCWP is still in a devlopment phase. Much of the work that has been done focuses around E. Flamingo/Wetlands Park Lane and the Duck Creek Trail system (accessed of Broadbent). If you are interested in riding a series of dirt roads and possibly some "single track" you should take Sunset east until it dead ends at Pabco Road and turn left. Follow the paved road to the stop sign and turn right. Follow this paved road around the City of Hendersons Water Reclamation Facility until it turns into a dirt road. Continue until you come to a fenced parking lot area (there is an erosion control structure in front of you called Pabco Road Weir). The Las Vegas Wash is directly north of you and there are several interconnecting dirt roads that lead to the east (towards Lake Las Vegas, ~3miles) from this area. Take any one and see where it goes. Have fun. Any questions go to www.lvwash.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumkindrvr1(OldFart)
    Mahgnillig,
    When you were at Duck Creek walking your dog, did someone on a bike ask you about turtles?
    Rob
    Yeah, was that you?

    - Jen.
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    Yep Let me know the next time you folks are going to be over that way(with bikes not dog ) and I will keep an eye out for you.

    BTW, anyone checked out Google Earth? It is interesting for taking a look at where you plan on riding.
    Rob
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    We're actually planning on hitting the Duck Creek trails tomorrow morning with the bikes and the dog, but I wouldn't want to burden you with doggie training. We've only had our canine friend for about a month (he was a rescue pup), so he's not fully trained yet, but we want to get him used to being around the bikes in a place where he can't pull us into cactus, and where there aren't too many people (the park is too busy for him - too many distractions). Hopefully he'll make a pretty good trail dog once he's trained though So we'll be there, and we'll wave if we see you, but we're gonna be stopping every few yards to give doggie his treats.

    - Jen.

    BTW, if you're interested in seeing desert tortoises, the only place I have ever seen one was on the Caldera trail in Boulder City. I believe there are bighorn sheep up there too, though I've never seen one anywhere but a zoo. Lots of snakes and some big fat lizards there as well.
    - Jen.
    Ride like a girl! :cornut:

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