Ready for a rip just beyond the Strip? Thousands of miles of great cycling and mountain biking trails await just outside downtown Las Vegas in Blue Diamond at Badger Pass Loop. Situated within the same valley as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, this moderately trafficked trail beckons local and visiting cyclists of all skill levels to the spectacular Spring Mountains National Conservation Area for prime mountain biking, trail running, access to hiking, wildlife viewing, and beyond.
Situated near Blue Diamond in Cottonwood Valley, Badger Pass Loop is located off Highway 160 just south of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Here, you’ll find mostly flat, crowdless terrain with only 700’ elevation gain, great for day hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. In the spring months, discover all kinds of wildflower blooms in and around the area, and a chance to spot wild burros, coyote, raptors and songbirds, the desert tortoise and beyond. Best yet, Badger Pass connects to a myriad of other trails, like the 3 Mile Smile, Latenight Trail, Mustang Trail and more. For more info on Badger Pass, including seasonal tips and tricks, maps, and other info to know before you go, get in touch with Nevada BLM at (702) 515-5000.
Badger Pass Loop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only thing preventing you from riding here would be related to a seasonal, weather-related closure. For more info on planning your visit, get in touch with the Nevada BLM Las Vegas Field Office at (702) 515-5000.
Badger Pass Loop is managed by Nevada Bureau of Management (BLM) Land, making free public access available to all.