Boulder City Mtn bike park - TRAIL

Boulder City Mtn bike park - Trail, Boulder City, Nevada

Tight single track that weaves all over the mtns. Deffinatly not a beginner friendly trail. there are all kinds of jumps, sketchy switchbacks, nasty sections where if you veer off trail you are completly SOL. The trails are very well built and maintained. Brent Thomson is the dude that built them, so if you see him out there which you probably will let him know that his trails KICK ASS.

User Reviews (56)

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Nate   Cross Country Rider [Dec 03, 2013]

There is a nice selection of trails here for every level of riding. Watch the temperature! The only downside is the overall size of the trails; they are short rides and you might find in difficult to get in a ten-mile ride. However, if you're visiting the dam or just in the area, you can have a quick, enjoyable ride without going too far out of the way. Definitely worth playing around here.

Customer Service

Start at the bottom, Par None or POW, and work your way up. You can either head to the East or West depending on what you like and have time for. I rode the lake overlook side (East) which is where you'll find downhill trails and more technical climbs.

Similar Products Used: Head out to Blue Diamond.
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4
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3
Locolawyer   Weekend Warrior [Dec 20, 2011]

Bootleg Canyon runs from tame to totally insane, and the outdated maps that designate trails as beginner, intermediate, etc. are not to be trusted! Make sure you get the new map from bootlegcanyon.net that rates the trails on a scale from 1-10 (1=easy, 10=you're dead). Unless you are very confident and competent, start out on the easier trails 3 to 4 and work your way up. Even the 3 and 4 rated trails have tricky bits. There's always a rock to ride over, or a blind drop off, or a turn with loose gravel over hard rock to give you a near death experience.

Customer Service

Lower Lake View is fun blast out, then a bear of a climb up onto upper lake view and then out to Ginger, Diva, Reaper or G-Sting for a manageable but still plenty furious downhill blast back to Lower Lake View. Middle Lake view gets you out to the junction w/ the Upper Lake View quicker, and less climbing, but you have to ride Lower at least once it is the best cross country trail there, has a great flow and plenty of speed. I won't ride the downhills from the top, but I have ridden them from where they cross Upper Lake View; and from the intersection on down they are all surviveable, but will still leave you feeling like you cheated death.

Similar Products Used: Ride the dry lake visible to the south, its just off Veteran's Memorial Highway, and offers great opportunities to practice vital skills like track stands, hairpin turns, bunny hops, etc. Then on the north end are some deep ruts usually filled with water over a deep slimy mud/clay mix, I've never had more fun on a bike than trying to ride through those mud holes.
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LSett   Racer [May 27, 2010]

BC is really talked up as a hot spot. I was expecting a little more technical terrain and something a bit more fun. The scenery is cool, and there is plenty to of trails to pedal. I would not put this is in a category of must do, but it was fun to check out while visting Vegas. The dudes at AMC were cool. The stumpys they set us up with were a little tired, but they got the job done. They were swapped out pedals for us, gave us a place to change and set us on our way.

I guess I'm partial to the tight, rocky and rooty NE riding.

Customer Service

Started with IMBA, headed up west loop to the far back loop (i think it started with a "C"?, and headed down the east loop. we messed around behind the rest rooms for a while where they have some skinnies and a teeter set up. We got a solid 3 hrs of riding in and could have done more.

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3
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3
Spec Epic   Racer [Dec 05, 2009]

I have been riding the IMBA Epic trails. So Bootleg was up next. Great Trial System. I am not a downhill rider. So as far as the XC trails, they were fun. Best is the USA,, Not so sure. It was small packed rocks. Dry and dusty. Could be tough for beginners. I rented a bike from All Mountain Cyclery. DO NOT RENT FROM All Mountain Cyclery. These guys took the good components off the Stumpjumper I rented. I called ahead for my bike. I got there and it had a flat, did not have the pedals I had requested. Was not checked from the day before rental. After the mile or so ride to the trails, I only got to ride IMBA, POW and Par None. These were easy trails, but a good warm up. After hitting the Mother trail, the cheap replacement derailleur and chain broke. When I got back to the shop, I stood in line with other renters with broken bikes. Not sure what happened, but the guys at AMC accused me of crashing. Not a scratch on me or the bike. Then they changed their story to I shifted wrong. I asked for my money back when they tried to charge me for the worn out broken cheap a** derailleur. Finally I just left when one of the guys said piss off.
If you go ride bootleg, stay away from All Mountain Cyclery.

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4
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3
pangster   Cross Country Rider [Oct 03, 2009]

this trail is know as bootleg canyon. best trail in Vegas and the best reason to come back. i was at the cowboy trails and was told i had to go to boulder city to ride bootleg. i stopped by all-mountain cyclery to get the 411. i had gotten three sidewall tears and all mountain cyclery sold me a new tire and filled it with stans for cheap. the shop had maps of the area and showed me the route to go. i had a blast. there was lots of climbs but you were paid back in the great descents.

Customer Service

i rode middle lakeview down lower lakeview. cross the jeep trail to west leg to caldera. then headed to boyscout and then back on east leg

Similar Products Used: cowboy
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5
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5
Drftn280zxt   Downhiller [Feb 26, 2009]

Boulder City is kind of the best of everything. Don't expect any trees though because there are none. The only thing to cushion your fall is rock and cacti. Aside from scenery there is something here for everyone to ride. There are long and short XC trails that all network together. Everything is hard pack and rocky. Their are some Semi-downhill XC trails (they start out descending steeply and then gradually level out and become less aggressive). All of the DH trails start off at the same point and then split out from one another. The DH here is pretty gnarly. If you're gonna ride it wear all the padding you got because if you fall you'll be thankful you have it. Most of the DH stuff is double or triple black diamond. Being an amateur rider you can just walk your bike around the big nasty drops or really gnarly rock gardens and be just fine. If you're new to this region ride Snakeback->Sidewinder->Snakeback (this is blue square rated). Then ride Snakeback->Sidewinder->Reaper (single black diamond). If your a crazy freerider or a really wild downhiller the triple black diamond trails will give you a real run for your money. The great thing about the downhilling out here is that once to reach the bottom you can ride the XC trails that connect to it (if your not shuttling).
-There is a large BMX style jump park (both big and little jumps). Snakeback Upper (DH trail) goes straight into a which makes for a really fun ending.
-There is a Kiddy jump park with tame jumps in a tight high speed course. Perfect kids getting into BMX'ing, or just fun to ride to hone in your jumping skills for the big trails.

Customer Service

Take the 95 to boulder city. Turn left at the Bootleg canyon sign. There will be a few more signs just follow their directions and they will lead you to a dirt road. Drive on the dirt road for about 1/4mile and you'll arrive at the parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Boulder City (Bootleg Canyon)
-XC: Girlscout, Boyscout, Caldera, Lake View (both of them)
-DH: Snakeback, Reaper, Diva

Mt. Charleston
-No truly dedicated XC
-Tame DH with reasonable amount of pedaling. Great scenery
-Fun to do with lots of friends to switch off shuttling
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dorcrycrystal   Cross Country Rider [Nov 29, 2008]

This is Vegas's best kept secret , I've lived in vegas for 10+ yrs and heard about bootleg canyon park, just never got there till this year, haven't been anywhere else since, I was getting tired of same old trails at cottonwood and mt charleston, long rides to st george or brianhead, although very nice trails too, Bootleg really doesn't have a beginner trail per say, meaning if it's your first time on a bike and want to go out and think your'e really mt biking, you will be thrown into reality real quick,. these trails will improve your technical riding and give you the guts to go down drops and switchbacks you would never have imagined before, they will test out that 1500.00 dollar bike you bought and make you fine tune it for these runs, I luv this place, been here 37 times well make that 38 cause i went today also, nothing better and nothing more satisfying than coming out unhurt and ruling the mountain trails

Customer Service

i usually start at girlscout as a warmup , it will definitely get the blood flowing and the lungs cooking, than to caldera which has a couple technical spots but some fun downhill , once at the bottom theres about a 3 mile loop back to the top, than down the west leg, a downhill which is sweet with drops lots of rocks, obstacles and riding on the ledge, than to Mother a nice trail by this time you need to really focus to keep from falling off the ledge and not endoing head over on some drops, than to p.o.w. a nice little loop up to IMBA back to the West leg , by now the legs should be shot, and your'e riding on a ledge with tons of boulders in your path but you trust your bike and the way it is set up , once you get past here it's all over and life is grand, wait about 45 minutes and do it again.....

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5
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5
nuel   Downhiller [Sep 05, 2008]

If you're fit and consider yourself intermediate or better rider, this is your playground. This park has eveything you need and more, just bring lots of water and body armor and you're ready to test your limit, and it will be tested here.

Customer Service

Get a map, explore them with your bike.

Similar Products Used: After you ride this, other trail just ????
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djimbuser   Weekend Warrior [Aug 21, 2004]

I've been riding these trails for the past couple months. At first I had to force myself to go here instead of cottonwood because I didn't have the skills to ride most of the trails. Nice maps, trails are well marked. The first time out I didn't care too much for the obstacles but around the third visit I started to effortlessly roll over terrain that used to make me stop and dismount. The climbs on caldera, boy scout and skyline challenge both your tech skills and lung capacity giving the ride everything I look for in a morning mtb adventure.

Customer Service

Convenient parking on Veterans Dr (parallel to hwy 93) puts you at one of lowest points of the trail system. From there ride north east to the west leg to girl scout to caldera then head back using the other side of girl scout and west leg. Take "par none" to get back to vehicle quickly otherwise take IMBA to P.O.W.

Similar Products Used: Cottonwood, both north and south of hwy 160.
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5
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4
Ericmopar   Weekend Warrior [Aug 23, 2003]

WOW! I just moved here from CA. on Aug. 5 2003. Wasn't I surprised to learn that Bootleg Canyon is Literally in my back yard, and that I can ride my bike there from my condo. I have only been here about two weeks,but I have already ridden there four times. I've been riding the cross-country courses and have improved my riding dramaticaly in just two weeks. This course is not for beginners. I would have to agree with another reviewer, that you should be at least a high level intermediate rider, to begin riding here. Also; there are yellow rocks showing where the down-hill courses cross. Please slow and look up (on the mountain) for low flying aircraft (bikes), before crossing these areas. The life you save may be your own The trails took a hard hit during the latest T-storms, so please help out by clearing loose rocks from blind curves, rather than letting someone else find them the hard way. You probably will have to dismount at these damaged sections anyways, so PLEASE take a few seconds to help maintain the trails. The more people that help, the better and easier the trails will be to maintain. Other than that; have a blast!

Customer Service

Buy a map from the local bike shops and explore.

Similar Products Used: If you take the River Mountain Trail down to the Muti Use Trail and Drainage Canal (its paved), and head for Lake Mead, it makes for a fun and weird down-hill run. You can slalom on the banks and go t
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