Most people do not equate Las Vegas with outdoor adventure fun such as mountain biking but when you consider the wide open space that are just minutes from the Las Vegas strip you can be sure that there are plenty of spots to challenge your body to a single track test.
When to Go
The weather in Las Vegas cooperates with the outdoor enthusiasts more often than you would think. While the summer months of June, July, and August are pretty much out of the question for desert bike rides. fall and spring are spectacular for rigorous outdoor activity. Winter does bring colder temperatures but Las Vegas does not normally get snow so trails may still be open. Flash flood should be considered in the wet months.
Where to Find Trails
When you think adventure and thrilling excitement, Las Vegas should be at the forefront of your thoughts. We don’t mean gambling and staying up until your eyes bulge out of your head. Single track riding and extreme downhill and cross-country mountain biking are where it’s at. Mountain bike trails can be found all around Southern Nevada from Lake Mead, Boulder City, and Red Rock Canyon.
Tours and Rentals
Below you'll find outfitters who handle bike tours as well as bike rentals around southern Nevada. Boulder city is about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip while Red Rock Canyon is about 20 minutes away. They are in opposite directions so trying to hit trails in both parts of town can be a challenge on the same day. make sure to check sunrise and sunset times as winter days sure do seem much shorter in Las Vegas than you might think.
- Bootleg Canyon Trails - 1021 Yucca St, Boulder City NV 89005 (40 minutes Southeast of the strip for intense trail riding)
- Mcghie's Biking Outpost - 4035 S Fort Apache, Las Vegas NV 89147 (Rent a bike or any gear you might need before you head into Red Rock Canyon)
- River Mountains Loop Trail - A partnership created area that is being improved on a regular basis
- Las Vegas Cyclery - 8221 West Charleston, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117 (Rentals, tours, and sales of bikes and accessories)
If you decide to visit Red Rock Canyon make sure to consider the extensive hiking trails and rock climbing opportunities available in the park. Fall, winter, and spring is the busiest time of the year so plan on an extra amount of tourist and sightseers. If you are considering making outdoor adventure the focal point of your trip find a room at Red Rock Resort as it is a quick 10-minute drive to the gate of the park.