9.5 miles
Distance
639 ft
Climb
-637 ft
Descent
3,782 ft
High Point

The Blue Diamond Loop is my go-to loop at Cottonwood. It can be ridden in well under an hour, is nearly 10 miles and has diverse terrain with a great hill climb warm up right out of the gate

Detailed Description
Blue Diamond Loop is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Las Vegas Nevada. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 639 ft with a max elevation of 3,782 ft then descends -637 ft.
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23 Reviews & Comments

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matux (Feb 11, 2022 at 14:26)
Trail Old Spanish
I wish I would have taken Cactus Slalom over this. It’s often perfectly strait and a road at times. Agreed on Loose gravel, lots of that all over these trails (I’m still a fan, but wouldn’t bring my kids here)
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Cjmelendrez (Nov 20, 2021 at 10:49)
Super fun ride! First time in it and it didn't disappoint. Could be rough on tires, but I got out clean. Following a local's line would have definitely cleaned up a few sections
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yuanliay (Feb 23, 2021 at 14:41)
Well, finally rode it and it’s not my tea. Seriously, Flow Job has a better view with a little bit more challenge (if not the same); Dead Horse → 3 Miles Smile loop has much more fun and requires less energy. So why landmine loop?
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Sdrechsler (Jan 16, 2021 at 7:36)
Clockwise was fun! Nothing special on south side, north side was a slightly rocky descent, and north east side was a blast to go down.
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Aaronv74GbW (Dec 24, 2020 at 14:42)
Not the funnest trail. Lots of flat pedaling. I guess it’s a good trail if you want something for fitness
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LB2222 (Oct 18, 2020 at 10:51)
Trail Old Spanish
Beginners will want to ride Mustang Loop and Badger Pass before this one. Old Spanish is fine, just lots of loose gravel. Like a lot
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fly-navy (Oct 16, 2020 at 22:06)
I've never had a problem parking around the park or the bike shop.
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acyclist (Oct 16, 2020 at 19:41)
Any recommendations on where to park? That town doesn't seem to be very friendly to visitors given their 'no recreation area' signs? Always worried they'll slash my tires lol.
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sabe (Jun 1, 2020 at 10:06)
Hey there! I dropped my ID on the trail please let me know if you find it. Enjoy the ride it’s a great one. 702-218-1569
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Bartwhite (Jan 12, 2020 at 8:26)
It was good xc. Good views. I rode it counterclockwise.
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Jand87 (Nov 17, 2019 at 15:35)
Trail Rubber Ducky
Very rocky and some tough uphill spots if you’re a newer rider.
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FATHOMMARK (Apr 15, 2019 at 15:05)
Trail Mustang Loop
Good for a quick ride to keep you loose , I run into some snakes though so careful specially late noon ride
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Fellica (Jan 29, 2019 at 23:20)
I rodé the Mustang loop trail it was great
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ccjackson (Jan 5, 2019 at 9:41)
In my opinion ( I like high speed flowy downhills with climbing nearly a means to an end) at about the 1/3 mark, follow sign to cactus slalom. Then at a main intersection take little daytona which is part of the late night loop. This will dump u out at another intersection where u can rejoin landmine loop and ride back to Blue diamond. I’ve passed some people doing this trail in the opposite direction and I can’t figure it out
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ccjackson (Jan 5, 2019 at 9:30)
Trail Mustang Loop
For super fun, fast, flow - Ride in counter clock wise loop from parking lot up to viagra- to mustang then connecting to beginner loop back to parking lot. Speed turns this green run into a blue. Love it
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gafoto (Oct 18, 2018 at 21:07)
Seems like it’s loose and cobbly either direction. Some fun flowu parts and then some random, massive obstacles that are easily black diamond to clear. Easy enough to walk but they seem out of place.
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Jim3W (May 26, 2018 at 11:01)
Trail Mustang Loop
Caution... There’s a mule out shredding the trails!
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Jim3W (May 19, 2018 at 17:45)
Trail Mustang Loop
Super easy run. Good for a quick ride when you're short on time.
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Jim3W (May 19, 2018 at 17:43)
Pay attention when you reach the big tree. The sign that marks the trail is very small and easy to miss. I would have missed it, if I didn't stop at the tree.
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derkenblosh (May 15, 2017 at 19:07)
Trail Mustang Loop
do not ride this in a counter-clockwise fashion ... = boring
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Luc-514 (Apr 21, 2017 at 11:55)
trail is pretty boring more than 3/4 of the way through but gets rolly towards the end
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jsoe68 (Oct 1, 2014 at 13:10)
I finally ride this trail. If you start on the south side it turns into downhill on the end.
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jsoe68 (Sep 25, 2014 at 11:48)
I got lost I went straight on the south corner, I came out on lawnmower and inner loop. I will try it next week again.
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Trails in Route

Landmine Loop5 miles
Mustang Loop1,365 ft
Ino Dinio3 miles
Cactus Slalom1,759 ft
Old Spanish2,297 ft
Rubber Ducky2,388 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    315
More Stats for Blue Diamond Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,394 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,396 ft
  • Grade max
    -16.6%
  • Grade min
    24.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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