Got two wheels and a sense of adventure? The adrenaline-packed Cottonwood Valley Trails are calling your name for an unforgettable rip off the Strip. Nestled in the foothills of the spectacular Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, limitless adventure awaits in this Blue Diamond-side valley, with access to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, and an exciting lineup of other trailheads systems nearby. Managed by the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the trails here are recognized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association as a “Backyard to Backcountry” treasure, offering up world-class riding experience minutes from the Las Vegas metro area.

Whether you’re just getting your trail legs or you’re a dusty ol’ pro, hike or mountain bike a desert riding experience like no other at the North Cottonwood Trails.

The network of trails found here offers a chance to ride a big lineup of loops, with a range of trails suited for beginners, advanced riders, and everyone in between. Characterized by hard-packed soils, every trail within the Cottonwood Valley Trails System winds through stunning Joshua Tree forests carved by wild horses in the Mojave Desert. Discover small ledgy drops across various trail grades and varying elevation changes throughout the trails here. The Red Rock Canyon area offers several more options, especially for advanced riders who can look down on the town of Blue Diamond from above. If you’re after an easy pace with great views, jump on the paved Red Rock Canyon Scenic Tour that passes through ancient sandstone within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area


Cottonwood Valley Trails are 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.


Cottonwood Valley Trails are managed by Nevada Bureau of Management (BLM) Land, making free public access available to all.

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Southern Nevada, Nevada


Las Vegas


Southern Nevada