Nevada Mountain Biking Opportunities: Cottonwood Valley Trail

The Cottonwood Valley Trail System is a unique opportunity to experience mountain biking in close proximity to the Las Vegas, Nevada urban area. Situated under the beautiful backdrop of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, this network of trails provides opportunities to experience desert riding in many different combinations of loops.

The trails here provide a challenging riding experience characterized by hard-packed soils with embedded rocks, small ledgy drops with various trail grades and numerous elevation changes.

The trails wind through the Mojave Desert landscape, including Joshua tree forests and hidden drainages. In addition, Red Rock Canyon offers a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits and a gift shop.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Cottonwood Valley Trail Blue Diamond Loop was developed between IMBA and the Red Rock National Conservation Area and the Southern Nevada District BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

BLM Mountain Biking: Cottonwood Valley Trail System in Nevada

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 10 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 800 feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced

Quick Links

Contact Information

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Southern Nevada District Office
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 515-5000


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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.