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Twilight Zone

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  3.1 from 9 votes
blue  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #2 in the Mt. Charleston Area area
#28 in NV, #1,993 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Summerlin South,
“Twilight Zone is a great trail to ride when the Vegas starts to get hot.”
Markk Knowles on Jun 4, 2013
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10.116.2 milesKilometers 1,075’328 m Ascent 5,120’1,561 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
100% Singletrack -1,074’-327 m Descent 4,365’1,330 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
Overview
If you are looking for outrageous climbs this trail is not the place. There's not any insane downhill nor any bomber drops, horrendous rock gardens nor any technical ledges. Nope, none of that nonsense.

Twilight Zone is a great XC ride through the desert with moderate climbs & descents through and around the rolling hills and washes off Hwy. 157 going to Mt. Charleston.
Description
Follow the trail that drops off the NW side of the parking area that flows around the foothills in front of you. At one point you'll cross a cairned intersection. Left or straight both take you CW around the trail, right will take you CCW. This gps track goes straight.

As you round the north side of the trail you encounter a watering hole off-trail to your right, a good place to take a break and scout around. From there follow the trail east as you round the mountain then south. At the cairned intersection turn left retracing the trail you rode in on.

The temps here tend to be @ 10 degrees cooler than Cottonwood or Bootleg, so this can be a small reprieve from Vegas temps.
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COMMENTS
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4.2 (11)
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4.1 (12)
An excellent romp that starts with several miles of moderate climbing and gre...
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4.1 (15)
More drops, flow & exposure than one trail deserves - and a blast to ride!
near Enterprise, NV

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PHOTOS of Twilight Zone
  3.3 from 4 votes
Twilight Zone trail (Summerlin South, NV)
  3.3 from 4 votes
There are a few small drops (Summerlin South, NV)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Hey! Is tha a new IMBA shirt that guy is wearing as he hides from the in... (Summerlin South, NV)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Small rock steps on alternate cut at Twilight (Summerlin South, NV)
  2.8 from 4 votes
Some of the best riding on the NW side of the Twilight Zone. (Summerlin South, NV)
  2.8 from 4 votes
One of several bike "sculptures" along the way to keep your eyes peeled ... (Summerlin South, NV)
  2.5 from 4 votes
A view looking down at Grapevine Springs. A small corral with natural sp... (Summerlin South, NV)
  2.4 from 5 votes
Looking back coming around east side of Twilight Zone (Summerlin South, NV)