Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak

4.7/5 (11 reviews)
Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 04/19/2020

Trail Information


A nice relaxing off-road trail ride through the Lucky Strike Canyon located in the Red Rock Conservation area for the first few miles, followed by a more challenging climb on a rocky trail to Angel Peak. Spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. This trail is for those who enjoy views from higher elevations. The trail is a great way to escape the Las Vegas heat during the summer.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (11)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/18/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Whenever I run this trail, I always take an offshoot and head over to the actual mine for Lucky Strike. Its a nice quiet spot to hang out and relax. Not a whole lot of traffic in that area. The trail is rocky, so I advise to air down. I usually hang out around the mine itself since its a relatively flat area to cook a lunch up and enjoy the cool mountain air. Its a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas and its close, which makes it a favorite
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/19/2020

We decided to practice social distancing by getting outdoors and revisiting a few trails. The weather was in the low 50s with cloudy skies. After starting the ascent, The trail becomes a little more challenging, especially past waypoint 11. The trail at that point consists of a few small steps that were easily traversed using 4-Lo and 1st gear. The trail is surrounded by fantastic views of the desert below, the mountain vegetation, and some glimpses of the strip.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/12/2020

This trail head is easy to find with the directions already given. The first half of the trail in mostly flat with little obstructions. The second half of the trail is where it getting more challenging. At one point at the beginning of the climb to the peak there is a good 2ft climb over rocks. This climb I assume is much easier when its not raining/snowing. Everything was slick and muddy. I had to stack rocks and try a few different lines, but eventually got up and over it. The rest of the climb up was a little hair raising with all the wet surfaces. On your direct left side there is a very steep drop off. I favored the right side of the trail as much as possible with some rear slipping. Finally got to the top with sweeping views of the snow capped mountains and lower valley. ****At this time the paved road on the back side to get down the mountain is blocked off with a locked gate. I had to eventually take the trail back down to the beginning. Challenging trail more so in the rain and snow. Wouldn't recommend for first timers in that weather.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/23/2019

This is a great trail close to town. It allows you to have some fun while a chance to get out and away from all the people. The trail was nice and easy for the first half. The second half you get a few more off camber spots and rocks to climb over. There was a few spots of ice which made it a little more tricky to get up to the peak. The kids loved seeing the burros and lots of rabbits along the drive. at the top the views are well worth the drive.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/19/2019

This was a super fun trail with the ability to hit some high speeds in the beginning and then have a challenging climb. I am new to trails like this and so going up the steep uphill with the very loose dirt was a chance to use my front and rear lockers on the ZR2 Bison and it was fun to just slowly climb the hill after watching a Quad and a motocross bike have to give up. Great view at the top and the only way we could get down other than turning around was to go down the Wooden Pole Road which is outlined on this site as well (the gate for the Spring Mtn Youth Camp was in fact locked which is the paved way down).

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