Road Trip Route: River Mountains Loop trail

Less than 20 miles Southeast of the Las Vegas strip is a ribbon of 12-foot wide pavement that stretches for 40 miles connecting Henderson, Boulder City and Lake Mead, Nevada. The views of Lake Mead and the desert of Nevada are a cathartic experience, but the best part? It’s for bikes only. Water is limited so pack 2 bottles and be sure to fill up at the boat ramp at mile 20.

Escape Las Vegas with this 40-mile loop of closed road that provides ample opportunity for wildlife sightings, solitude and careless riding less than 20 minutes from the strip.

ParkingBob's Well Bread
Distance35.2 miles
Ride TypeLoop
Route TypeRoad
Climbing2,342’
NotesLimited water and services.

Mileage & Routeroute-map

Start (0.0)

Exit parking lot.

Right on Boulder Hwy (0.0)

Right on Equestrian Drive (0.4)

Left on River Mountains Trail (1.9)

Continue Right (5.5)

Enter Tunnel Passing Under Lakeshore Road (10.0)

Continue Right (13.2)

Water Break (20.2)

Follow Trail To Right Fork (28.6)
Right on Bootleg Cnyn. Rd./River Mtns. Trail (28.9)

Left on Old Vegas Trail (35.3)
Right to Clark County Museum (37.5)

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