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Bootleg Canyon MTB Park

Average Rating:    (4.52 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

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Latitude
35.979552
Longitude
-114.834058
Trail Directions
from las wages head to bc on 95 towards hover dam the second light turn left there is a sign on the divider telling you to turn left on canyon head up to the BC the road turns to dirt park here or go up the road to the canyon mouth or shuttleto the peak for 4 dh runs
Trail Length
20 miles 20 more on line miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boulder City
State/Territory/Province
Nevada
Zip/Postal Code
89005
Country
United States
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Review Date
May 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: wlindsay ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very Technical terrain. If you want to test your all mountain skills this is a great place. Not much fun let it ride terrain but if you want to test your game this is a great option. XC riding was somewhat limited so if that's what you're looking for try Cottonwood valley. Rented from All Mountain Cycle within riding distance from the trail head. Bikes were in good shape and sell suited for the area. Everything worked well and I had no problems. Water and restrooms at the TH.

Recommended Route:
Start up Girl Scout to Boy Scout to get to the top. If your not a DH guy do the Caldera and try West leg or Mother on the way back. Also the XC loops across the DH trails was also fun. Test the Terrain Park before you go also.



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Review Date
February 3, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fuel53 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I did two days of riding there, rented a Nomad the first day and a Demo 7 on the second from All Mountain Cyclery. The guys working there were nice, I had no problems with them. The rental bike were really beat up, I know they were selling them so the must have a full years use on them with lots of crashes, the tires were very worn down. I have been riding XC for over 20 years and always wanted to try DH/AM riding. There are many very steep and technical sections on the DH runs. The rocks are super sharp so learning to DH here may not be the best place. A local guy named Andy, I think, showed me some good lines and gave me some good advice. After a few scouting runs I was able to make it down Snakeback to Reaper without dabbing a foot. The trail map on line or in the store is woefully inadequate. the trail signs are very poorly marked if at all, wasted one run getting lost on impossibly steep Ginger trail. It was a huge confidence boost to ride these trails. The low BB on the demo 7 caused my feet to contact the many huge rocks on the trail and led to one crash. The XC was great, the nomad was a bit much travel for that, but it did great on the DH. I would definetly come back and rent again from AMC.



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Review Date
December 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Spec Epic ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have been riding the IMBA Epic trails. So Bootleg was up next. I am not a downhill rider. So as far as the XC trails, they were fun. Best is the USA,, Not so sure. It was small packed rocks. Dry and dusty. I rented a bike from All Mountain Cyclery. DO NOT RENT FROM All Mountain Cyclery. These guys took the good components off the Stumpjumper I rented. I called ahead for my bike. I got there and it had a flat, did not have the pedals I had requested. Was not checked from the day before rental. After the mile or so ride to the trails, I only got to ride IMBA, POW and Par None. These were easy trails, but a good warm up. After hitting the Mother trail, the cheap replacement derailleur and chain broke. When I got back to the shop, I stood in line with other renters with broken bikes. Not sure what happened, but the guys at AMC accused me of crashing. Not a scratch on me or the bike. Then they changed their story to I shifted wrong. I asked for my money back when they tried to charge me for the worn out broken cheap a** derailleur. Finally I just left when one of the guys said piss off.
If you go ride bootleg, stay away from All Mountain Cyclery.



Comments
Elfbkr50 (04/06/2010)
Yeah. The dudes there are nice. We travel with our own bikes to avoid catastrophes like yours. We did visit there, they have cool bikes. We ran into a group of college dudes that rented from there. They left the parking lot and a guys chain broke. After looking at it, I noticed 3 quick links holding the chain together. I fixed the chain, and then it broke on the guy again in a new place an hour later. Each bike they had from that shop had ZERO tread left, which can equal painful crashing. It's too bad they don't take better care of that stuff and cycle it through when it's thrashed.
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Review Date
May 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fatwheelz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Bootleg Canyon, Great Park,I ride a lot of cross country and freeride terrain Not a full on down hiller. Super D style.
Visited the park and rode about 5 trails while I was there for a few hours visiting from vegas.
First don't buy a map from the local bike shop for 8 dollars like I did, there is a map at the common parking lot.
If you want distance just keep doing laps. The cross country trails are like a a outstretched BMX course. very fun but not alot of pedaling.
Some sections on the cross country are technical but all ridable.
The downhill course is no joke, the real deal.
Overall the park is pretty tight, just coming from Sedona where you can ride the whole day on a maze of trails, to doing laps was kinda boring. Meet some locals out at the gazebo but they were not to interested in asking if you wanted to tag along. Just kinda said follow the map.
I would definately come back and do the remaining trails that I missed.Once you get in to BC you will see small signs pointing you to the park. Enjoy.



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Review Date
May 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: lordcerv ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I used to ride around Cottonwood until I came here for the first time. Now I never go anywhere else in Las Vegas. The DH trails are way way hairy at the beginning but mellow out in the end. There's alot of "just hang on, lean back and pray" sections...so when you come to them..just hang on, lean back and ummm...

If it's your first time. I recommend shuttling up and taking boy scout down to girl scout a few times. If hitting the drop offs on these trails is easy to you.....the ones in the DH section are only about ten times tougher....so good luck with that.

On a positive note, everytime you show up here you'll get better and eventually won't give a second thought to that 30 foot rocky cliff dropoff you're heading towards at 20 mph into a hairpin turn on 45 degree off camber pitch around a huge boulder. Seriously.

Recommended Route:
To start: Boyscout to Girlscout
Next: Boyscout to West Leg
Then: Snakeback to the pavillion (hang on tight at the end because you'll be headed into rolling hills that launch you into the next 30 foot dip.)
Finally: Snakeback to Reaper and anything else. Summer months the dirt gets really loose and it's easy to slide out doing 30 mph.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hurl at Cottonwood, Boneshaker at Cowboy Trails



Comments
mtnbikinggolfer (11/10/2008)
The end of Snakeback to the pavillion is fun. We locals call it, "The Three Sisters"
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