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blue Lower ShowGirl


5.3 mile 8.5 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,413' 431 m
Descent: -98' -30 m
High: 7,159' 2,182 m
Low: 5,783' 1,763 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)


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Trail shared by Markk Knowles

ShowGirl is an excellent alternative to riding in the heat of Las Vegas.

Markk Knowles

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The Lower ShowGirl Trail is a 2-way XC trail that is fun to ride up and exciting to ride down. From top to bottom the trail changes from shady forest to open sagebrush and Joshua trees. Throughout the ride, the trail is winding in, out & around geological features and trees/brush.

There are three ways to ride this trail: As an out and back from the bottom parking on Kyle Canyon Road or as a shuttle from the various other trails on Deer Creek Road, typically Parking at North Loop (hiking) trailhead.The preferred way, however, is to shuttle from Upper ShowGirl trailhead near the Hilltop Campground via Tin Can Alley trail.

Here I will describe the typical out and back from lower parking. The mileage shown is for one way. From parking pedal west in the gravel under the drainage tunnel where you'll join the obvious trail up through a wash. It starts a bit loose and steep but soon mellows to a fun rolling & winding gradual climb. At just past the 4-mile mark the terrain becomes steeper and looser, off and on, for a bit until dropping into Tin Can Alley. From here turn around and rip back down being watchful for uphill traffic as many blind corners can because for surprise. Donning a bear bell on your handlebars during descent is a good idea to help warn others of your approach.

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Nov 28, 2018
Beau Paisley
turned around short 3mi
Nov 16, 2018
Hiro Protagonist
Grueling loose uphill. Right and loose on the way down. Bring good brakes and traction. MCR
Nov 3, 2018
michael maier
Rode Showgirl up to tin can alley down made loop... 9mi — 1h 26m
Aug 18, 2018
Jared Wicks
Tacky from recent rain. Couple washed-out sections... but they’re still rideable. Quite lovely. 10.5mi
Aug 5, 2018
Yun Yeh
Jul 27, 2018
Dan Petcoff
Aug 15, 2017
Christopher Weldon
5.3mi — 1h 30m
Jul 13, 2017
Milton Bennett

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