Cowboy Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
12.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 800 ft
3,729
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is a fun, semi-technical to semi-sick, stacked loop trail system located in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas. Take the trail immidiately to the right after entering the gate which follows a semi-sandy wash for a quarter mile or so then starts to climb. Once on the trail there are no trail markers, but it''s easy to follow the trail and a small enough area that you can''t get lost. Take left turns and you''ll have a smaller loop, right turns for longer loop with more climbing and mix some rights and some lefts for an intemediate loop(s). Several options. The surface is mostly packed dirt or decomposing rock, with frequent rocky sections and rock steps. Some switchbacks, some ledges, and some exposure. Lots of sharp rocks, cactus and sticker bushes to catch you if you fall. Keep climbing towards the radio towers and you''ll end up at an awesome overlook of the Las Vegas valley. From there descend the way you came (with alternate options at every fork)for a less technical but fun return or turn right at the antenna for a couple of more techy descent options. The highlight of which is the Bone shaker which has like 20, 2-4 foot drops linked together in a steep, fun, technical screamfest.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Anyone riding tomorrow in the am? -Guest

A: Thinking about it. Visiting Thea area and looking for a Sunday AM ride

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Reviews (4)
 

Granny Gear

February 17, 2016
Peck3r Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very tough to find. Rangers working at the visitors center had no idea where the radio towers were. There wasn't a mtb biker anywhere and hikers were really bothered to see a bike on a pedestrian trail. I finally carried my bike out on my back....

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Granny Gear

August 25, 2015
 
Review: I will not MTB these trails ever again. This is a trail system purpose built for hikers. No flow, loose, stupid steep loose climbs with drops. If you go, be ready to have your bike on your back as often as you are on its back.

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Granny Gear

April 21, 2014
kier Granny Gear  
 
Review: Stellar rocky desert single tracks with creatives loops on canyon top fingers. Best to have full suspension for these trails.

Similar Trail: Section 6, Joshua tree, CA

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Granny Gear

March 12, 2014
RodneyMTB Granny Gear  
 
Review: GREAT Technical Trail with fantastic views of Red Rock

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Cowboy Trails MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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