Las Vegas trails????

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I'm going on a trip to Las Vegas, and want to bring my bike. Are there any specific places in the desert that I should check out???

Thanks
Tom
 

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All I know is when I went last summer, on my way out to the dam, I was passed by at least a half dozen trucks with orange bikes in them! NO, I didn't have my bike! they went somewhere on the other side of the dam.
 
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There is a few different places out here in Vegas. The spot I usually go to is called APEX. It has a little bit of every thimg I enjoy riding in from little dunes to hard packed, there is also a little wanabee MX track. The track is pretty rough but who ever made it tried. To get there take N. LAs Vegas Blvd and keep going north on it untill you almost hit the 15. You will see it on the right. There is also another place that is more like trail riding that I go to close to Eldarado Mtn. Its pretty rocky but still is a fun place. To get there take Craig Rd exit off of 15 north and take craig west. take a right turn on Losee Rd and follow it out across the 215, you will go through a gate and see a little platue. Thats where I park and take off to the Mtn, you will see trails going up the Mtn. Good luck and if you need a riding budy let me know If Im in town, I would love to go. Email me at cbtriplett@earthlink.net.
 

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You might have a look at Nelson Hills. Some really fun trails out there, and the site for many a desert race.

Take Highway 93 south towards Boulder City. Just past Railroad Pass, make a right on the highway that takes you to Laughlin, Searchlight and Needles CA. Drive about 15 minutes till you come to the Nelson turnoff and make a left. After a few miles start looking for a well worn pole line road heading into the mountains on the south (right) side of the road and take it. Unload at the clearing about a mile back and have a ball.
 

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I'm flying out to Vegas for a sales meeting in 2 weeks.  We've booked a ride with a tour company that leaves from the Primm Valley Resort and Casino.  Obviously this is located in Primm Valley and is accross the street from Whiskey Pete's.

I looked it up on Map quest and it about 30 miles soutwest of town off of I-15.  From what I can remember I think part of the old Barstow to Vegas course went through this area.  I know the race course was never too far from the interstate.

I'll post a ride report in 3 weeks.  I can't wait to go.

 
 

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Hey Timr, what tour company are you riding with?
 

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Timr, you're correct about the B to V race course being very close to the casino. They used to pit there. You will also be not too far from Dumont Dunes, approx. 20 miles west of Baker. Bring some warm gear; the desert air is chilly this time of year!
 
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Any tours/rentals feturing KTMs?

I stumbled upon one that had KTM380s, I can't remember who they were.
 

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ktm3000, I think you saw Vegas Offroad. They use KTM 380 EXC's and MXC's. The owner, Dave Dunn, is a great rider and a neat guy.
 
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have you tried El Dorado yet?? you need to take me there next time

heres a couple websites i found for the vegas area

http://www.intermind.net/~speleo/atv/nelson/

http://www.dunesandtrailsatv.org/
 
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I rode with Vegas Off Road last year with Dave Dunn and had a great day{Hey where are all the trees} riding a Ktm 380 Mx with a scotts damper. Dave really tries to match up days to ride for folks with like minded abilities so noboby is riding over their heads. I suggest you call him after you decide to go. Hey you can lose twice the amount of money in Vegas for the priceless memories you will take home with you. I had never ridden the dessert before so this really open up my eyes.
 

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We're riding out of the parking lot at Whiskey Pete's in Primm Valley.  It's about 45 min from Vegas.

My buddy and I went out there Sunday in a rented Jeep and scouted the place out.  Immediatly, I recognized the hill behind the casino from a picture in Dirt Bike magazine of Dan Smith coming down that hill on his Husky.  This was back when the magazines still did articles about things like Desert racing.

We drove down some two tracks and climbed the big mountain in the Jeep.  Once you get about 15 miles out from the Casino, we started to see some single track type of trails.

I'll post more after we ride on Friday.
 

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Hey Timr,

Just found out that I'll be out in Vegas the week of January 3-7 on business. The good wife willing, I'm thinking about extending the trip into the weekend to hook up with a local tour company and do some desert riding.

Just following up on the experience you had with Admo-Tours and riding the Primm Valley area. I'm born and bred on Michigan single track, so the desert will be a whole new experience. Any advice / recommendations?

Thanks!