Nevada Gravel

Here you will find some of the best gravel and mixed gravel routes in Nevada. Blue pins link out to “5 Star Routes“, red pins link out to “Training Routes“. The pin markers are clickable!

5 Star routes are our premier routes. They are the “best of the best.” They are curated, well documented and each route has been ridden by the Dirty Freehub Team.

Training routes are those routes that don’t meet the grade of 5 Star routes (but still can be really fun to ride once) or they are a composition of elements from several 5 Star routes.

Below the map is an alphabetical listing of routes organized by 5 Star Routes and then Training Routes. A short summary of each ride is given with a clickable link to more detailed information.

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5 Star Routes

5 Star routes are our premier routes for fun, beauty and adventure. They are the best of the best! They have all been personally ridden by the Dirty Freehub team and are extensively documented with pictures, a detailed route description, logistics like parking, food and water stops, are rated by difficulty, and have a detailed map with GPS files.


The Hoover Dam is a whole lot of concrete and whole lot of history. And luckily for us gravel types, there’s a scenic way to get to the dam which starts along the shores of Lake Mead, twists up through a series of impressive tunnels, and then ends up at the dam.  So skip taking the tour bus …  

Out & Back: 16 miles / 1400 feet
Surface: ~ 50% gravel, 25% paved bike path, 25% paved road
Difficulty: Easier
eBike Friendly: No
Where: ~ Las Vegas, NV

Training Routes

A listing of routes that either: (a) do not meet our 5 Star criteria (but are still really fun to ride) or (b) have not been fully investigate by us. Many of the routes have been contributed by local riders. The descriptions are brief, the mapping detail is less, and the route and cue sheet accuracy is not guaranteed.

Austin City Limits

Austin is a “living ghost town” located at 6600 feet. They have a handful of mountain biking trails and the potential for a couple of gravel routes. The attraction: scenic and a mix of high alpine forest and high desert. This is a route we mapped out, but have not ridden. We have driven the paved sections, but the gravel sections were mapped via satellite imagery. Thus, be brave and explore!

Lollipop: 30 miles / 4100 feet
Surface: ~ 50% gravel, 50% paved
Difficulty: Moderate
eBike Friendly: Yes
Where: Austin, NV

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