This past autumn I started scouting around for possible bicycling getaways to have up my sleeve when wintertime rains began to inundate Santa Rosa. One of the destinations that caught my eye? The River Mountains Loop trail outside Las Vegas.
Although I had never considered Vegas as a cycling destination, a little more research revealed that loop and some other rides looked like great winter ideas. It didn’t take long to pick enough possibilities to make it worthwhile to head there for a few days of pedaling in the sunshine when I needed a break from rain at home.
My expectations for the River Mountains Loop increased when, a few months later, Scott and Rocky reported how much they enjoyed the 35 miles of paved trail. They also reported favorably on the spur trail down to Hoover Dam. That pretty much sealed the deal for me.