Even avid cyclists “stop and smell the roses.” As you are two-wheeling it around the valley, be sure to take time to enjoy some precious moments of relaxation and reflection. This National Bike Month, we are sharing a few tranquil locales where you’ll definitely want to slow your roll.
- The Springs Preserve offers 180 acres of nature walks and a welcome respite for cyclists who love the Pioneer Trail which begins in downtown just east of I-15 on Las Vegas Boulevard between Bonanza Road and Washington Avenue. Running north to Owens Avenue, south on Main Street, and west on Washington, the trail makes its way through Historic West Las Vegas. Often called “a journey through Las Vegas history,” the Pioneer Trail travels past more than a dozen significant sites including Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas Paiute Colony, Binion House and Kim Produce Farm.
- The I-215 West Beltway Trail offers stunning views of the mountains that flank the city. The paved connector trail links up with several other dirt trails, paved bike trails and bike lanes in the beautiful area west of the Las Vegas strip and around Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
- Just relax and be in the moment while experiencing the “pinch-me-this-can’t-be-real” views along the 12-mile Red Rock Scenic Ride in the Red Rock Conservation Area. From the seat of a mountain bike, this is the desert in all its splendor!
- You will definitely want to slow your roll to take it all in on the 35-mile River Mountain Loop Trail that links Henderson, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam and Boulder City, with easy access to Lake Las Vegas and Clark County Wetlands Park via the Wetlands Trail Connector. Along the way be sure to slow it down just after passing Bootleg Canyon to commune with nature while appreciating the glory of bighorn sheep, desert tortoises and even skittering lizards. And at the north edge of the trail serenity sets in with views of the calming spectacular panoramas of the blue-mirror water of Lake Mead.
- Chill out at a fishing pond or enjoy a picnic at Floyd Lamb Park along the Tule Springs Park Trail, which is accessed from within the park via Durango Drive and Brent Lane.
And for a full list of bicycle routes, lanes and paths in Southern Nevada, view our bike map online.