You've heard about the famous Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV with its double black diamond trails. Here is a complete intermediate "sampler" of Bootleg Canyon for first-timers which covers the blue and green trails. It starts in the upper parking lot near the East Leg, descends to the Lake View Trails and a view of Lake Mead, back up Girlscout, and then the long Caldera Loop which roller coasters through volcanic rocks. TRAILHEAD: From Las Vegas reach Hwy 93 and turn left on Yucca St. Follow the signs to Bootleg Canyon, then continue up the dirt road, past the lower parking lot for 1 mile.
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04/22/09 Took it easy tonight with the first leg with Carl's dog, Chance. Weather was perfect tonight in the desert. Our route; Middle Lake>Upper Lake>up Girl>Caldera>down Girl instead of East. Travel Channel shot us riding and asked to put us in upcoming special on Vegas. Now back home to OC.
12/31/08 Visiting family in Henderson, NV, and brought my bike along. Bootleg Canyon is sweet! Weather was perfect, too. Really nice rolling singletracks with burmed twists and turns. Rocky desert terrain is jagged and grippy. Have to check this place out again. Many more trails to ride. Thanks, Jake, for letting me borrow your Garmin!