RIVER MOUNTAINS LOOP TRAIL -34 MILES 2017-09-25T18:21:58+00:00
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  • Author: Debra Stefan
  • Created: September 9, 2017
  • Updated: September 25, 2017
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  • Distance 184,606 ft
  • Time 3 h 40 min
  • Speed 12 mph
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River Mountains Loop Trail from Railroad Pass Casino starting mile marker one and finishing mile marker 34. Some people like to round up the distance to 35 miles. This famous trail offers different features and challenges for each direction. Whether traveling clockwise or counter-clockwise, there are plenty of challenges for cyclists of all levels. The Three Sisters hill challenge can only be considered difficult when riding east to west or counter-clockwise. MapMyRide does not recognize the clockwise direction as having done The Three Sisters. Rightly so, because it is merely a thrill ride of mostly downhill. My favorite approach to the entire River Mountain Loop Trail is counter clockwise starting heading to the "Sisters" from Lake Mead Parkway. The hill sequence there enables a good warm up to prepare for the most challenging section of the loop. Also, coming from Tuscany Golf Village allows a steady uphill climb before crossing Lake Mead Parkway to begin the actual loop trail. Finishing this same way gives perfect access to Mountain View restaurant located a few yards from Lake Mead Parkway Trail. Patio seating with adequate space to park bikes is a perfect ending to a great ride.