Bootleg Canyon

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.73 out of 5
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Intermediate
35
miles

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 600 ft
2,651
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
There is almost 35 miles of awesome singletrack to be ridden. There is a trail for everyone, wheter you want a relaxing after work ride or a technical monster, it's all here. Some of the trails are quite rocky at some points, but it is all rideable. Bootleg Canyon has been dubbed an Epic ride by the I.M.B.A. Visit BootlegCanyon.org or one of the bike shops in town for a map. There is also some killer downhill trails for those gravity extremists.
added by TeamYellowBikeGranny Gear April 26, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Do they rent bikes? -Guest

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Q: Where is parking located? -Jeff Barber

A: at the bottom ;-)

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Reviews (41)
 

Granny Gear

May 16, 2016
 
Review: Like many before us, we were out of towners, given our tight schedule we used All Mountain Cyclery as a tour guide and super happy we did. Our ride leader, Matt, was great and picked the trails that matched our fitness level and ability. I know some hate leaders, but I tell you they can turn a great day into a fantastic day.

The best part of the park not necessarily mentioned below adequately enough, the park is laid out to loop back to a central point that has bathrooms, open air showers and a covered picnic area. This means you can ride a couple hours, drop by the parking/picnic area, take a break and do it again. It makes for a different experience than many of the other rides I've done. (Additionally on weekends the shuttle to the top of the hill is a god send when your legs are wearing out... it allows you to stretch out the day on the trails.)

This has to be the new Moab - the place you have to ride as the park is really well laid out and there is something for everyone.

Based on my limited experience with trails ratings of easy, medium, expert etc. these trails appear to be a bit more complicated for their rating than other trails. This is great in my opinion as it pushes your skills - but don't be surprised if the medium trail has you thinking 'holy crap' every once in a while - especially at higher speeds.

The one negative is that as the father of a very strong girl, the idea that the trail labeled girl scout is easier than the trail labeled boy scout is sort of old fashioned. (I know this is a bit PC, but it would be great to welcome more women into the sport and treat them with respect.)

Similar Trail: Nothing similar

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Gramcounter

May 4, 2016
Wryfox Gramcounter  
 
Review: On vaca from Florida, rented a bike (BMC Carbon 29er...awesome) and hit this trail. Florida has mud and sand and tight vegetation to manage, so entering this park of wide open gravel and rocks...well I might as well have been on Mars! So first time on a real mountain (highest point in Florida is 360feet) I have never sucked air so deep and hard in my life, but it still took two days to wipe the smile off my face. If you're a flatlander like me, take the green trails. I stepped onto an upper level and turned back after 100yds. Cliff riding may be fun to those experienced but it scared the heck out of me. I stayed on the lower trails and had a frickin blast!! POW was an insane rollercoaster that me and the 29er wanted to go faster and faster. Amazing I didn't crash but the layout is such you just roll it to the bottom. Plenty of visibility and no major hiccups. Dying to go back for a second day but I could barely walk the next morning. Gotta hand it to the guys who have the legs for those climbs. Awesome trail, definitely going back next time in Vegas.

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Bunny Hop

March 13, 2016
everybkr Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Made a special quick trip out while in Vegas and only had two hours to ride. Totally worth it. Trails flowed nicely and were super fun. The only downside was no shuttle on weekdays and our rental car could not carry the bikes. Though the trail was only a 1mile from the bike shop it was uphill and these Floridians were huffing at the end.

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Gramcounter

November 12, 2015
dstols Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun riding! There are some pretty technical rocky spots where less experienced riders will need to get off and walk their bike. Lots of rocky singletrack makes for challenging rides. There's also plenty of trails for less experienced riders.

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Doubletrack


September 15, 2015
 
Review: Not really my preferred kind of riding but the trails here are well designed and pretty fun. They are dry, dusty, and LOOSE! Seriously, don't wander too far towards the edge of the singletrack. It's easy to crash here and there's nothing but sharp rocks to cushion your fall.

Highlights for me include West Leg, Mother, and POW.

There's not a tree in sight so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and water.

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Trailblazer

June 19, 2015
 
Review: This was one of my bucket list trails. I drove in from Texas and hit the trail at daybreak to get a jump on the 115 degree days. I was a little intimated by some of the reviews. The "Get Directions" on this site takes you right to the trail parking. From there I rode up the gravel road about a 100 yards or so and turned left onto the trails and rode up on West Cliff. Very technical going uphill. I had to dismount a number of times but I'm also somewhat of a novice. I then jumped onto Girlscout and it was much easier. From there I connected to several trails. The heat finally ran me off. A must trail system before the summer months. If you can get someone to drop you at the top it would be ok. But like my wife said "ride up and get the whole experience"...

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Gramcounter

May 4, 2015
 
Review: First time, loved it to boot!!!

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Granny Gear

April 18, 2015
MTB KIWI Granny Gear  
 
Review: Absolutely incredible MTB riding! There is a trail for everyone, as long as you are not a beginner. The rocks and cactus are a little bit intimidating, but stay in control and you won't have to worry!

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Epic


March 28, 2015
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: There is something for everyone here except the timid novice. The cross country trails have a good variety of buff and rocky and the downhill trails are legit--not for anyone afraid of steeps, drops or exposure. On the down side, there's a lot of loose powder dirt, especially in sketchy turns, and the entire mountain is uniformly dark brown and dead. Overall, this is a great trail network, but requires a sense of adventure, especially as some trail intersections are not marked and can get confusing.

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Granny Gear

March 27, 2015
chazy68 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great cross country trails. Rented bike from all mountain Cyclery and it was a rock solid stumpjumper 29'r with through axles front and rear. Well worth the rental cost. Also...buy a day pass on the shuttle to the top of the mountain. Flatlanders will die trying to ride to the top....once in oxygen debt it's tough to recover. Best $20 I spent all weekend! Enjoy the ride and stay clean!

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Bootleg Canyon MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 41 ratings. 41 user reviews.
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