Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City
20 minutes from the Vegas strip lies a place like no other: a hot, harsh, unforgiving hunk of rock onto which is built a trail network for all seasons (although I recommend riding very early in the summer months). Bootleg Canyon is the home of everything from the demo site for Interbike, the mountain bike industry’s biggest event, to downhill races over scary drops, to countless miles of cross country riding through classic desert terrain. If I was to spend a week in Vegas, I’d spend six of those days riding Bootleg and one on the strip. No, make that seven days at Bootleg.