If you are new to mountain biking, you can’t ask for an easier trail than the I-215 West Beltway Trail. It is a 12.4 mi point-to-point trail not far from Las Vegas, Nevada. The surface is paved for bikes, so there’s no bumpy or technical ride. You will not encounter many other riders while exploring this trail, making life easier for you.
The I-215 West Beltway Trail’s configuration is point-to-point, meaning that it starts and ends at different locations. Essentially, you don’t return to where you started your ride.
The I-215 West Beltway Trail is the path of the Las Vegas Beltway (or as it is called officially, Bruce Woodbury Beltway) down the western border of the city. The trail offers you captivating views of the mountains that surround the city.
The adjacent highway is called as Clark County 215 because the county maintains it, but the I-215 is an interstate route that is under maintenance of the Nevada Department of Transportation. The urban trail offers a comfortable north-south course for riders and a recreational joy two miles west from the Las Vegas Strip.
When you reach the center of the trail, you can choose to end your ride at the nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You can access it from Charleston Boulevard.
The southern section of I-215 West Beltway Trail ends at the shopping complex near W. Tropicana Avenue.
In the northern section of I-215 West Beltway Trail, it is used to end at W. Centennial Parkway. However, it now continues to Grand Montecito Drive. Our team’s understanding is that the route will continue through the US-95 exchange into North Las Vegas in the future. Besides, both endpoints are convenient places to take a shuttle after your ride.
The I-215 West Beltway Trail is generally considered easy because it is well-paved. Even though this trail is one of the few bike-friendly ones in Las Vegas, the street crossing is a bit dangerous for bike riders. Our team of experts advises extreme caution when crossing Durango Drive and other busy roads on the trail.