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Trail

5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 965' 294 m
Descent: -972' -296 m
High: 9,407' 2,867 m
Low: 8,458' 2,578 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Markk Knowles

An excellent alpine adventure near Las Vegas.

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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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Jul 4, 2019
Mike D
7mi
Nov 3, 2018
Mike D
Sep 25, 2018
Corey Torres
I’m fatttttttt and slow 6.3mi
Jul 30, 2018
Jeff Page
Mar 27, 2018
Ruben Cannondaler
Very intense trail, especially in late-march, when spring has made the trail slick with ice, and the ground is becoming mush with snow melt. 7.5mi — 5h 00m
Dec 14, 2017
Justin Field
Fell down the mountain and ran into a tree. All in all a great day. First ride on the new Santa Cruz.
Nov 21, 2017
Mark Slovak
Aug 27, 2017
JOSE LUIS BARRA HERNANDEZ
First time. After the top. The first mile it was not too easy. After that in the middle of the forest spectacular

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  4.4 from 17 votes

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#672

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