We were able to ride the River Mountains Loop Trail on a recent trip to Las Vegas and really enjoyed it. Some details:
- We measured about 33 miles (loop) in about 4 hours. We stopped often for pictures and snacks.
- We went clockwise as advised.
- We rented at All Mountain Cyclery in Boulder City, just a few blocks off the trail.
- Maps can be found here.
- The name of the trail comes from the mountains that you ride around. 13 billion years ago, the mountains were 12 miles to the east, on the other side of the Colorado River.
Views Along the Ride
Left: Elevation at Bootleg Canyon Trail Head, 2694.0 feet; Right: Podaxis pistallaris – Desert Shaggy Mane along the trail.