This trail system lies on the edge of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. You will get beautiful views of the Red Rocks while also being able to ride in very similar terrain. The trails range from small flat washes to a few small rock gardens. Mountain bikers ranging in skill levels from beginner to expert will be able to find a trail that suits their needs or challenges them. This trail system is very popular amongst local hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers.
There are several other large mountain bike trail systems nearby that can be easily connected to the Cottonwood Valley trail system; Cowboy Trails, Bear’s Best, Southwest Ridge, Enterprise and the Union Trails.
The Blue Dimond Loop trail is one of the more popular trails within the system. It extends most of the Cottonwood North Trail System connecting several smaller trails to make one main loop. From this loop, you can connect to the entire trail system.
This trail is open 24/7 365 days a year and has no park fees. Make sure to check weather conditions before heading out on the trails.
Camping available at Red Rock Campground.
Given that portions of the Spring Mountains are designated wilderness, only hikers and equestrians are allowed within the wilderness boundary. Motorized and mechanized use is only permitted on surrounding non-wilderness trails. Please be respectful of the wilderness boundary and only travel on designated roads and trails for your activity type. Horses are allowed and only certified weed free hay can be brought in. Currently, USDA Forest Service policy considers E-Bikes to be motorized vehicles, and therefore, are restricted to roads and trails designated for motorized use.
For additional information, visit the Bureau of Land Management - Las Vegas Field Office website, or contact:
The trails are located west of downtown Las Vegas toward Summerlin. Follow NV-160 (Blue Diamond Road) to its intersection with NV-159 (Red Rock Canyon Road). Turn right onto NV-159 and go 3 miles, then turn left on Castalia Street. From the north, go 12.6 miles south on NV-159 from its junction with County Road 159, then turn right on Castalia Road.
Parking is located at McGhies Bike Outpost, a small bike shop on Cottonwood Drive. Landmine Loop and Blue Diamond Loop trailheads are located at the corner of Cottonwood Drive and Mariah way, and the intersection of Spanish Trail and Cerrito Street.
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