Landmine Loop (Easy) is a hiking and biking trail in Blue Diamond, Nevada. It is within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 3,402 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 771 feet.
Landmine Loop (Easy) Professional Reviews and Guides
"Dave’s Driveway provides a challenging alternate route to the Landmine Loop. Once you’ve made Landmine’s initial technical climb, you are rewarded with a nice easy ride through the valley before a technical downhill section.
Dave’s Driveway removes that easy ride and replaces it with a very technical climb over an extremely rocky section of the Cottonwood Hills, adding about a half mile to the trail."
--Paul W. Papa , Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada (Falcon Guides).
"Landmine Loop is a challenging trail that climbs up into the hills around Blue Diamond before finishing with a nice, long downhill section. While the trail has some difficult sections, the ride is one of the most popular in Cottonwood. This trail starts in the small town of Blue Diamond, beginning on one side of the town and ending on the other. In the meantime the trail makes its way through Cottonwood Valley just outside Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, below the La Madre Mountains and the area known as the Red Rock Escarpment. This area provides spectacular views of the Cottonwood Valley and all it has to off er. Much of the ride is in the hills just behind Blue Diamond, and the height of the trail just adds to the views. The trail starts in the parking lot outside McGhie’s Outpost, a local bike shop, where there is ample parking."
--Paul W. Papa, Best Bike Rides Las Vegas (Falcon Guides).
"The Landmine Loop covers a large part of the Cottonwood system of trails as it runs behind the small town of Blue Diamond. The trail makes its way through Cottonwood just outside Red Rock National Conservation Area, below the La Madre Mountains and the area known as the Red Rock Escarpment—an area that provides spectacular views of Cottonwood and all it has to offer.
From the parking lot, pull out onto Castalia Street and turn left heading to Cottonwood Drive. Turn left again and follow Cottonwood Drive up the hill. While traveling up the street, don’t be in a hurry to get to the trail. Take time to notice the houses in the area. Many of them are wonderfully decorated and quite quaint. A right turn on Cerrito Street will lead you to the trailhead at the top of the hill. Cerrito Street is a bit of a climb and you’ll know you’ve found the trailhead when asphalt turns to dirt."
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