3 Mile Smile via Badger Pass

 13 votes

9.6 Miles 15.5 Kilometers

100%

Singletrack

1,127' 343 m

Ascent

-1,125' -343 m

Descent

4,862' 1,482 m

High

3,960' 1,207 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Bad / Closed

4,862' 1,482 m

High

3,960' 1,207 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

An excellent romp that starts with several miles of moderate climbing and great views.

Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail

Overview

The trail begins with a mild ascent that steepens to a saddle with great views. Some swithcbacks take you up the to the top. The trail then continues further, much further, but for this ride, swing a 180 and head back down the way you came, staying on this singletrack back to parking.

There's one short section of more technical riding (White Rhino) on the way, but it's mostly moderate the whole way.

Description

The Late Night trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, west of Las Vegas. It's on Highway 160, 4.7 miles west of the intersection with Highway 159 (West Charleston Blvd.) There are toilets and trail signage there.

On the south side of the parking, a faint singletrack heads towards a drainage tunnel under 160 - this is the start. Follow the trail south. The trails splits off several times, stay on the most used trail in a southerly direction when given a choice.

You'll summit a saddle with several options. Continue on the trail southwest down switchbacks to a T. Turn left up a mostly smooth singletrack until you again summit an immense flat area.

Take a break, snack a snack & drink a drink. Then rotate your bike back down the trail to breezy downhill heaven. There are several easy jumps or ride-arounds. About midway down, you'll encounter the White Rhino section, a short diversion from the smooth terrain to rocky more techy fun. Exiting White Rhino puts you back on mostly smooth riding to the upper tunnel under Hwy 160. Follow the trail through this tunnel heading east back to Late Night trailhead.

Contacts

Rate Featured Ride


   Clear

4.2 from 13 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 25, 2016
Ryan Wall
Jun 25, 2016
James Koenig
Sep 18, 2015
Kevin Edwards
Sep 12, 2015
John Giordano
Apr 26, 2015
Alan Collins
Rocs first time did well. 9.6mi Delete
Apr 19, 2015
Alan Collins
Matt & Thomas came out. Blakes chain. Fast riding. lots of fun. Bird almost hit. GoPro edit. did late night trail and another back to the car. 11mi Delete
Apr 2, 2015
Ken Mitchell
This trail is fantastic. Beginners need to be aware that the connecting switchbacks from badger to 3 Mile are a bit challenging as is White Rhino. Delete

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

#315

Overall
  4.2 from 13 votes
1 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
3 Star
15%
4 Star
54%
5 Star
31%
Rankings

#5

in Nevada

#315

Overall
166 Views Last Month
7,321 Since Apr 5, 2013
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
17%
83%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions


Bad / Closed on Sep 7, 2016
Tunnels closed due to highway construction
Update ConditionsHistory

Forecasting the weather...

Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter