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Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park

 
Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.98183°N / 114.85953°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: Matt K

Created/Edited: Oct 8, 2007 / Feb 22, 2008

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Overview

 
Poop Chute
Photo courtesy of Freak-a-zoid


Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park is located in Boulder City Nevada. It is known as a premier mountain biking destination and is easily accessible from Las Vegas - only about a 45 minute drive from the Strip. The area is considered by many to be among the best in the nation. Mountain bikers have been coming to Bootleg Canyon for years, but the interconnecting trails have been extended and improved by trailmaster Brent Thomson.

Bootleg Canyon consists of a network of 9 downhill and 15 cross country trails, totaling somewhere in the neighborhood of 35+ miles. There is even a shuttle to the top. Although the downhill trails are considered intermediate to advanced, they are extreme. One of the most extreme portions is appropriately named "Elevator Shaft" where bikers scream down a 22 percent grade. Body armor and full face helmets are not uncommon. Cross country trails are listed as beginner and intermediate with a couple of advanced trails thrown in for good measure.

It is rideable year-round but is very hot during the summer months (100+), September to June are best. Bootleg Canyon trails are considered to be an "epic ride" by The International Mountain Bike Association, a title given out only 18 times so far. Great views of the surrounding area include Boulder City, Las Vegas and Lake Mead.

Total elevation change is something like 1,100 feet.

Getting There

From Las Vegas:

Head south on highway 93/95 towards Boulder City and Hoover Dam. The highway will turn into a regular road as it enters Boulder City - turn left onto Yucca Street. Follow Yucca Street straight into the parking area.

Red Tape

There is no red tape.

External Links

Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park

Here is a map of Bootleg Canyon.

Camping

The closest campgrounds are located within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Additional information about these campgrounds can be found here.

Dispersed camping is available on most BLM lands.

Southern Nevada Bike Shops

Henderson Shops

Bike Shop
2578 Wigwam Parkway
702.897.1618


JT's Bicycles
76 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 130
702.756.7208

Aspen Creek Cycling
1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite E
702.893.2453

REI Henderson
2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 150
702.896.7111

Las Vegas Shops

Las Vegas Cyclery
8221 West Charleston, Suite 101
702.596.2953

McGhies Ski, Bike & Board
4503 Sahara Avenue
702.252.8077

ProCyclery
7034 West Charleston
702-228-9460

Peloton Sports
911 North Buffalo Drive
702.363.1991

Bike World
2320 East Flamingo Road
702.735.7551

1901 South Rainbow Boulevard
702.254.1718

Bike King
7645 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 100
702.300.3619

Nu Vision Cyclery
8447 W. Lake Mead Boulevard
702.228.1333

Southwest Bikes
7260 W. Azure Drive #130
702.227.RIDE

Boulder City Shops

All Mountain Cyclery
1404 Nevada Hwy Suite C
702.453.2453

B.C. Adventure Bicycles
1323 Arizona, Boulder City
702.293.0599

Bike Stuff
1647 Nevada Hwy # A
702.293.2453

Blue Diamond

McGhies Bike Outpost
16 Cottonwood Dr # B
702.875.4820






Images

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