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Boulder City Mtn bike park

Average Rating:    (4.66 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 56

Tight single track that weaves all over the mtns. Deffinatly not a beginner friendly trail. there are all kinds of jumps, sketchy switchbacks, nasty sections where if you veer off trail you are completly SOL. The trails are very well built and maintained. Brent Thomson is the dude that built them, so if you see him out there which you probably will let him know that his trails KICK ASS.
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Latitude
35.92464453144099
Longitude
-114.873046875
Trail Directions
South on 95 out of Vegas. When you get to BC the mtn you will be riding on is just off to the left of the highway as you come into town. It is the one with the radio towers on it. I am not real sure how to get there by name of streets, just keep driving toward those radio towers unitl you see single track.
Trail Length
many miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boulder City
   


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Review Date
December 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Nate ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There is a nice selection of trails here for every level of riding. Watch the temperature! The only downside is the overall size of the trails; they are short rides and you might find in difficult to get in a ten-mile ride. However, if you're visiting the dam or just in the area, you can have a quick, enjoyable ride without going too far out of the way. Definitely worth playing around here.

Recommended Route:
Start at the bottom, Par None or POW, and work your way up. You can either head to the East or West depending on what you like and have time for. I rode the lake overlook side (East) which is where you'll find downhill trails and more technical climbs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Head out to Blue Diamond.



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Review Date
December 20, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Locolawyer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Bootleg Canyon runs from tame to totally insane, and the outdated maps that designate trails as beginner, intermediate, etc. are not to be trusted! Make sure you get the new map from bootlegcanyon.net that rates the trails on a scale from 1-10 (1=easy, 10=you're dead). Unless you are very confident and competent, start out on the easier trails 3 to 4 and work your way up. Even the 3 and 4 rated trails have tricky bits. There's always a rock to ride over, or a blind drop off, or a turn with loose gravel over hard rock to give you a near death experience.

Recommended Route:
Lower Lake View is fun blast out, then a bear of a climb up onto upper lake view and then out to Ginger, Diva, Reaper or G-Sting for a manageable but still plenty furious downhill blast back to Lower Lake View. Middle Lake view gets you out to the junction w/ the Upper Lake View quicker, and less climbing, but you have to ride Lower at least once it is the best cross country trail there, has a great flow and plenty of speed. I won't ride the downhills from the top, but I have ridden them from where they cross Upper Lake View; and from the intersection on down they are all surviveable, but will still leave you feeling like you cheated death.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ride the dry lake visible to the south, its just off Veteran's Memorial Highway, and offers great opportunities to practice vital skills like track stands, hairpin turns, bunny hops, etc. Then on the north end are some deep ruts usually filled with water over a deep slimy mud/clay mix, I've never had more fun on a bike than trying to ride through those mud holes.



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Review Date
May 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: LSett ,  Racer

Summary:
BC is really talked up as a hot spot. I was expecting a little more technical terrain and something a bit more fun. The scenery is cool, and there is plenty to of trails to pedal. I would not put this is in a category of must do, but it was fun to check out while visting Vegas. The dudes at AMC were cool. The stumpys they set us up with were a little tired, but they got the job done. They were swapped out pedals for us, gave us a place to change and set us on our way.

I guess I'm partial to the tight, rocky and rooty NE riding.

Recommended Route:
Started with IMBA, headed up west loop to the far back loop (i think it started with a "C"?, and headed down the east loop. we messed around behind the rest rooms for a while where they have some skinnies and a teeter set up. We got a solid 3 hrs of riding in and could have done more.



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Review Date
December 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Spec Epic ,  Racer

Summary:
I have been riding the IMBA Epic trails. So Bootleg was up next. Great Trial System. 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. Could be tough for beginners. 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
bbell (12/27/2009)
have to disagree with you on the service @ AMC. everytime i go in there they treat me great, i go in there and pick there brains for hours.
the only thing i can think of for them to treat u crappy is that u treated them crappy. and for the derailleur to crap out on you its a bike part and things go out on bikes.
Dgage (06/01/2010)
I had no problem with AMC..They picked me up at my hotel in vegas, gave me a nice bike, supplied us with a guide, helmets, gloves, body armour (witch came in handy!) water, maps and drove us to the trailhead. i had a great time thanks to them!
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Review Date
October 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pangster ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this trail is know as bootleg canyon. best trail in Vegas and the best reason to come back. i was at the cowboy trails and was told i had to go to boulder city to ride bootleg. i stopped by all-mountain cyclery to get the 411. i had gotten three sidewall tears and all mountain cyclery sold me a new tire and filled it with stans for cheap. the shop had maps of the area and showed me the route to go. i had a blast. there was lots of climbs but you were paid back in the great descents.

Recommended Route:
i rode middle lakeview down lower lakeview. cross the jeep trail to west leg to caldera. then headed to boyscout and then back on east leg

Other recommended trails in the same area:
cowboy



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