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Advocacy Alert: Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Bike Trail Comments Needed by May 9, 2022

By Charles Pekow ▪

Sometime next year, you may be able to ride a bike comfortably to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Currently, you can only get there via the St. Route 159, which is heavily trafficked and not pleasant or safe for cyclists.

A rider contemplates a trip to White Rock Trailhead while circling Red Rock Canyon’s Scenic Loop Drive by Wayne Cottrell

So the Bureau of Land Management and Federal Highway Administration are proposing to pave a multi-use trail away from the road outside Las Vegas, in Clark County, NV. The trail would run 5.5 miles from Charleston Boulevard and Sky Vista Drive in Summerlin to the Red Rock fee station.

The public can comment on the draft environmental assessment until May 9. The agencies intend to finish the project in summer 2023. Details: