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3 Mile Smile via Badger Pass

Intermediate

Trail

9.9 mile 16.0 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,058' 322 m
Descent: -1,056' -322 m
High: 4,856' 1,480 m
Low: 3,960' 1,207 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Markk Knowles

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

Markk Knowles

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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.

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Nov 30, 2019
David Knowles
w Anthony, Vivian & Brianna.
Sep 26, 2019
Hans Romer
Apr 27, 2019
Shareece DeTie
Apr 25, 2019
Beto Ruiz
This trail is begginer friendly. But if you're really outta shape you're gonna struggle in the first mile. 3.8mi
Apr 5, 2019
Tim Radford
10mi — 1h 17m
Mar 31, 2019
Lance Shelton
It was OK for a quick pre-departure ride but wouldn't make it a destination. 9.7mi — 1h 30m
Mar 31, 2019
Rami Harasimowicz
Mar 26, 2019
Randy Taylor
29mi

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  4.4 from 50 votes

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  4.4 from 50 votes
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#3

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#218

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Photos

Badger Pass downhill.
Feb 23, 2016 near Enterprise, NV
Spring in the desert, 2017. Riding the Badger Pass trail.
May 25, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
Riding Techno trail in technicolor.
Mar 22, 2016 near Enterprise, NV
White Rhino drop, check your brakes.
Mar 29, 2016 near Enterprise, NV
Badger Pass just before you hit White Rhino.
Mar 21, 2016 near Enterprise, NV
Golden grass, blue skies, sunshine, snow-covered mountains, and tacky trails equal a very happy rider!!
Jan 27, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV

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