Bristlecone Loop Trail

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Rank: #1 in the Mt. Charleston Area area
#28 in NV, #1,642 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Pahrump,
“An excellent alpine adventure near Las Vegas.”
Markk Knowles on Oct 8, 2013
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5.79.2 milesKilometers 965’294 m Ascent 9,407’2,867 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
50% Singletrack -972’-296 m Descent 8,458’2,578 m Low 22% Max Grade (12°)
Overview
An alpine MTB trail near Las Vegas is a rare find. While relatively short, it's big on scenery and fresh mountain air.
Description
Bristlecone Loop starts with a smooth dirt fire road ascent for the first 3 miles. The climbing is steady but the grade slight, enjoyable.... At the junction with the Bonanza Trail (No MTB's), Bristlecone Loop turns to singletrack. The trail alternates between smooth loamy to smooth hardpack to rocky limestone outcroppings.

Parking is facilitated from the top for the Upper Bristlecone Trail at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and the Lower Bristlecone Trail trailhead on Scout Canyon Rd off Lee Canyon Rd.

Stay on the alert for hikers as this is a very popular hiking trail as well!
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PHOTOS of Bristlecone Loop Trail
  3.0 from 3 votes
A smooth section of the Upper Bristlecone Trail (Pahrump, NV)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Upper Bristlecone Trail (Pahrump, NV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Finding shade under the bristlecones, Mt Charleston peak hidden behind t... (North Las Vegas (pt., NV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Huffing up the fire road climb (North Las Vegas (pt., NV)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Me and my first MTB at the start of the singletrack, spring mountains in... (North Las Vegas (pt., NV)