Date(s) - 03/11/2018
Las Vegas Gran Fondo
Trails of Glory Las Vegas 2018 Information:
Location Cottonwood Valley near the Red Rock Canyon area. Date Saturday, November 03, 2018.
Las Vegas trail running event date Saturday, November 03, 2018 at Cottonwood Valley’s Late Night Trailhead. With great trails including the Duck Tree, the north side of Cottonwood Valley promises fun, fast trails with stunning views of the cliffs of the Red Rock Escarpment.
Trails of Glory Las Vegas Distances:
We will be offering an 8K, 12K, Half Marathon, 30K, and a Marathon, all on looped trails starting from the north side of NV-160 in Cottonwood Valley.
5.2 miles, 550 ft of vertical climb A counter-clockwise running of part of the Mustang Trail loop with a quick detour to Rubber Ducky, beginning and ending with fast downhill with a challenging (but fun!) uphill in the middle.
7.6 miles, 660 ft of vertical climbA counter-clockwise running of the full Mustang Trail loop with a quick detour to Rubber Ducky, beginning and ending with fast downhill and a challenging (but fun!) uphill in the middle, with a moderate climb from miles 5 to 6.
13.5 miles, 1400 ft of vertical climbA mixture of the Mustang Trail, Landmine Loop, and Black Velvet, the course takes Landmine all the way around, passing through Blue Diamond and returning along a gentle uphill on Late Night Trail before finishing with a fast downhill to the finish.
18.25 miles, 1750 ft of vertical climbA modification of our half marathon course, with two detours to add the increased mileage. After passing through Blue Diamond, the course continues along Landmine Loop until meeting up with Mustang Trail and heading west to Black Velvet. After running Black Velvet and Late Night, the course passes under the highway for a quick run along Badger Pass and Dinosaur Teeth before returning to the finish line.
26.7 miles, 3000 ft of vertical climb Following the 30K course until 17, at which point the course turns south on Badger Pass, up 3-Mile Smile, then around and down Satan’s Escalator. After continuing down Dead Horse Loop, the course meets back up with Badger Pass and passes under the highway to the finish line.
Trails of Glory Las Vegas Directions:
Directions to the fee area (scenic loop):
From Las Vegas, Red Rocks can be reached by heading west on Charleston Boulevard which will turn into State Route 159. Just follow State Route 159 west until you see the entrance.
Directions to Cottonwood Valley (the only area that allows mountain biking):
From Charleston Boulevard (State Route 159) drive west past the entrance to Red Rocks. Continue driving past Spring Mountain State Park. The road will change direction and appear to head back towards Las Vegas. Continue driving until you reach State Route 160. Turn right onto State Route 160 and head west. After about 4.7 miles there will be a parking lot on the right (Late Night parking lot), and another parking lot on the left a little farther. These parking lots can be somewhat hard to find the first time, if you reach the mountains you have gone too far.