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Aiden Quarries

 8 votes

Length

7.7 Miles 12.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

596' 182 m

Ascent

-550' -168 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

3,025' 922 m

High

2,603' 793 m

Low

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Great, scenic riding with sweeping views. Excellent, easy access for those in SW Las Vegas.

Jacob Snow

Overview

Description

Access the trail by way of the BLM entrance near Starr Ave and Rainbow. If the gate is closed, just park on the side of the road and hop the fence. Head south by southeast from wherever you park, and you should see the singletrack.

For a mile or so, the singletrack will head south along the bluffs. You'll come to a well-marked branch, R takes you on Aiden Quarries, L goes toward the railroad tracks. The trail follows a meandering course through relatively flat terrain with periodic desert wash crossings. There are a couple of service road crossings along the flats of this trail, the singletrack does continue opposite each road crossing so look for the trail markers. The service roads are not great riding.

The ascent has several larger obstacles that require occasional dismounting for any but a highly skilled rider. Don't be intimidated though as the climb is not too long and has rewarding 360-degree views. Once at the top, take in the views and prepare for the short but exciting descent; good flow, few obstacles, and the trail is easy to follow.

The Aiden Quarries trail continues in singletrack fashion all the way to Fort Apache but you can cut off down any of the numerous service road crossings to get back to starting point at Starr/Rainbow.

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Dec 31, 2017
Clayton Seiler
Dec 27, 2017
Jason Van Horn
Mileage was almost 15 after the full loop back to the vehicle.
Nov 21, 2017
Big Lambo
Ending needs some work, just all fire road. 10.2mi
Oct 10, 2017
Austin Tegtmeier
Aug 15, 2017
An Bu
Jun 1, 2017
Angelo Vidal
May 28, 2017
Angelo Vidal
May 28, 2017
Shaun Cazin
7.7mi

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  3.3 from 8 votes

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#115

in Nevada

#10,990

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D Young
Las Vegas, Nevada
D Young   Las Vegas, Nevada
First 3 miles is basically flat riding in the open desert. There is nearly zero flow after that. The last 1.5 miles is on a very loose 4x4 road which is mostly unrideable thanks to the large loose rocks. Apr 19, 2017
Happy to find this right in my 'backyard,' about an 8-10 minute ride from my house to the trail head. Surprisingly well-maintained single track for a relatively unknown area. If you're short on time and live in Mountain's Edge, or even just want some decent riding in a new area, it's worth your while. The trail does tie into a BLM road (and crosses several) but I didn't mind. Dec 5, 2017

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