5 miles
Distance
1,214 ft
Climb
-1,182 ft
Descent
01:07:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Menny Thanks Trail
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Menny Thanks Details

  • Riding area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9603
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager
    Clark County

SW Ridge starts and ends on old jeep roads - about 1 mile at the start and 2 back to your truck. Singletrack is roughly 6 miles and most ride it counter clockwise.

The approach and the first mile and a half of singletrack is a challenging climb, for those that like a good climb, it's appreciable. But from that point on, prepare to become addicted, as this trail is hard to stay away from.

There are many drops/steps from 8" to around 4' both up and down and most have 2 to 3 in close succession. Some of the largest have ride arounds... if you're into that sort of thing.

Exposure, yeah, we have that too! Just don't look down. #1 rule in MTBing: Look where you want to go. The riding is mostly manageable along the edge for an experienced rider, heck you have several inches to play with after-all...

The 4 mile mark seems to be a gathering point for fixing flats, mostly snake bites. It's wise to bring tubes and refresh your Stan's for this trail, or you may enjoy a refreshing hike.

Following rubber repair 101 the riding is mostly smooth and flowy with a series of small, fun rock drops/hops. Heck, even the jeep track at the end isn't at all so bad.

When you get back to your truck, shake it off and refresh with a cool beverage from the cooler and a sandwich, then go do it again!

Access Info

Hualipai and Blue Diamond (Park in dirt lot) head north over concrete water basin.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Menny Thanks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    32 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,975 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,975 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,007 ft
  • Grade
    0.119%
  • Grade max
    -99.954%
  • Grade min
    182.522%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:07:55
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on Oct 5, 2017
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Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Menny Thanks Trail Reports

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Oct 5, 2017 @ 1:06pm
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Feb 18, 2017 @ 11:29am
Feb 18, 2017
Nov 7, 2016 @ 1:59am
Nov 7, 2016
Aug 23, 2016 @ 9:53am
Aug 23, 2016
chunky and loose. Rain rolled through last night so I bet it was faster on the flats than usual but I wouldn't know. Ripped a tire and bitch...
Jul 10, 2016 @ 3:31pm
Jul 10, 2016
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Menny Thanks, San Luis Obispo
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Menny Thanks, San Luis Obispo
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Menny Thanks, San Luis Obispo
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Jul 10, 2016 @ 3:31pm
Jul 10, 2016
Menny Thanks, Las Vegas

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag KanyonKris (Mar 1, 2016 at 23:52)
 Burly climb. If you have the legs and skill, it's a good challenge. Scenic along the ridge. An easier climb is Good Call.
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