Suggestions for 1-2 rides out of Vegas?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by JosephMDunbar, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. JosephMDunbar

    JosephMDunbar Adventurer

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    So I live in Las Vegas, have been riding bikes my whole life, and recently adding an adventure bike to my collection. I’m looking to ride out to Death Valley and spend a day (and possibly a night and another day) exploring off-road.

    I’ve read a lot of trip posts and have some good ideas but I’m looking for any suggestions on trails, routes, camping areas, etc?

    Would love to hear everyone’s input. Thanks!
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  2. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    We have done a few rides out that way from New Mexico. There are some nice rides around Alamo. I think Mormon Wells road and Alamo road in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge dust north of town are good rides. We didn't quite make it due to snow, but the ride from US 95 over the mountain near Cold Creek to Pahrump was fun while it lasted.

    Anyway here are link to GPS tracks for a couple of our rides.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/new-mexico-death-valley-loop.1133784/

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/grand-canyon-north-loop.981366/

    I recommend you post this in the West Regional thread. I think you will get a lot more responses there due to the larger audience. I know there are lots of ADV riders in Las Vegas and they know lots of good rides.
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  3. JosephMDunbar

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    That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the info! I’ll check all of that out. I know all of the roads well around here but none of the trails. Finally put some good tires on the bike so I’m excited to dig in. Thanks again!
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