With descents, climbs, and cross-country variations, Caliente trails offer plenty of all-mountain good fun, and are still growing.
The area’s terrain, beauty, and climate combine to create an unrivaled mountain biking experience. 

State Parks

Kershaw-Ryan – The seven-mile Kershaw Redemption loop was designed and built for maximum flow and includes a few optional features for those who enjoy getting some air.  More advanced riders will also love Kershaw Redemption for its banked turns and great flow.  We recommend riding it counter clockwise for maximum flow. Total miles upon completion, on Kershaw-Ryan property will between 12-14 miles.

Cathedral Gorge has a beginner trail that loops around the lower park and a more mountain bike designed trail up on Hawks Ridge (above the park floor).

Beaver Dam offers dirt roads great for mountain biking and home to the annual Gravel Grinder.

Public Lands

Barnes Canyon Trails – Everyone can enjoy the wide variety of beginner to expert trails at Barnes Canyon.  Mongoose and Back 40 are both fun climbs to the top of the mesa, where you can choose from green, blue, black, or double black descent trails.  The views from the trails are stunning, and make sure to check out the beautiful TeePee Rocks that can be seen from Primer and Parallel.

Connector Trail – A connector trail between Barnes Canyon and Kershaw-Ryan is currently under construction.

Ella Mountain Trail – Coming in summer 2021 will be a nine-mile descent off the top of nearby Ella Mountain. This will be a trail not to be missed!  Stunning views, exposed slickrock, and incredible flow will make this trail well worth the drive.

Additional Trails: BLM has been awarded another grant from SNPLMA (Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act) for more trails and possibly another trailhead. Details are pending.

Skills Park

Kids and adults alike have a blast playing at the Caliente Skills Park – there’s a pump track and dirt jumps for beginner to advanced riders. Connected to the skills park is a three-mile stacked loop network of flow trails.  You can go for an easy spin and enjoy big banked turns on the blue trails or test your jumping abilities on the black descent trails.

Check this page often for updated information on the mountain bike trails.

Planning a Trip?

All of the local riding is within a short drive of Caliente, so you can easily start and end your day in our charming little town, nestled into a quiet desert valley.  There are plenty of options for camping and lodging, ranging from free camping on public land to comfortable accommodations at our local hotels.  A popular option is camping at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, a developed campground within riding distance of Kershaw Redemption access.  Our local restaurants offer great pre-and post-ride meals, and be sure to check out the train depot, one of the only remaining mission-style train depots in the west.

Know Before You Go

The trails in Barnes Canyon are still being worked on. The area sees a lot of cattle traffic and if you come across cows on the trail please don’t spook, harass, chase, or run them. Wait for the cattle to move off the trail on their own, or choose a different route.

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