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Bristlecone Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An excellent alpine adventure near Las Vegas.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

9,407' 2,867 m

High

8,458' 2,578 m

Low

965' 294 m

Up

972' 296 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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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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Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 18 votes

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  4.4 from 18 votes
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Great views just before the downhill.
Jul 6, 2019 near Pahrump, NV
The intersection between Bristlecone Loop and the longer Bonanza Trail. Approx. 9000' in elevation. Extremely arduous bike ride that ripped apart my thigh muscles.
Mar 28, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
A smooth section of the Upper Bristlecone Trail
Sep 15, 2014 near Pahrump, NV
Upper Bristlecone Trail
Sep 15, 2014 near Pahrump, NV
Taken March 27, when the trail really destroys you and your bike.
Mar 28, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
Huffing up the fire road climb
Oct 8, 2013 near Pahrump, NV

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Jun 27, 2020
BrianIs Hawaiian
Jun 27, 2020
Derek Kvedar
Nov 7, 2019
Trevor Kornmeyer
Nov 7, 2019
Mike Cullinane
Sep 13, 2019
Christian Black
58 minutes car to car on the gravel bike! Really fun trail! 6.2mi — 0h 58m
Jul 4, 2019
Mike D
7mi
Nov 3, 2018
Mike D
Sep 25, 2018
Corey Torres
I’m fatttttttt and slow 6.3mi