Blue Diamond Loop
ElevationAscent: 623' 190 m
Descent: -624' -190 m
High: 3,816' 1,163 m
Low: 3,396' 1,035 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A great 10+ mile ride that encompasses a large portion of the trail system in Cottonwood.”— Markk Knowles
Bureau of Land Management Treasures
One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, this trail was developed between the Southern Nevada MTB Assoc and the Southern NV BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences.
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
As you round the foothill on your right you'll have the option left down into the wash or right up out of it. I prefer left for the fun little drop but either way joins in the same place soon. Pedal the mostly flat terrain to "BFR" as it is called locally - a 3 foot conglomerate rock that is easily cleared with a little momentum.
Up and over a rise and around the corner, head south up Lawnmower Saddle and down the other side to Rubber Ducky Trail. You can't miss the namesake Joshua tree full of what else! Rubber Duckies. Continue through this shallow canyon to the Inner Loop Trail.
The Inner Loop will take you down a nice gradual descent to a fairly steep wash into a small rock garden, then on to "Little Daytona", a fast section of red hardpack with exceptional flow. At the top of the hill that follows is an old trail map sign. This is the intersection of Landmine Loop that will take you back to Blue Diamond.
The remainder of this ride will take you through sevral technical rock gardens, steep washes and other fun. At one point, a look off to your left is Bonnie & Clydes old car (so the tale goes).
Be sure to stop in and see Chris at the bike shop - say hi and get a cool drink of something.