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 ThereFrom 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 TapeThere is no red tape.
External LinksBootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park
Here is a map of Bootleg Canyon.
CampingThe 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 ShopsHenderson Shops
2578 Wigwam Parkway
76 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 130
Aspen Creek Cycling
1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite E
2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 150
Las Vegas Shops
Las Vegas Cyclery
8221 West Charleston, Suite 101
McGhies Ski, Bike & Board
4503 Sahara Avenue
7034 West Charleston
911 North Buffalo Drive
2320 East Flamingo Road
1901 South Rainbow Boulevard
7645 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 100
Nu Vision Cyclery
8447 W. Lake Mead Boulevard
7260 W. Azure Drive #130
Boulder City Shops
All Mountain Cyclery
1404 Nevada Hwy Suite C
B.C. Adventure Bicycles
1323 Arizona, Boulder City
1647 Nevada Hwy # A
McGhies Bike Outpost
16 Cottonwood Dr # B