Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak

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4.6/5 (13 reviews)
Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 04/19/2020
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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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4.6/5 (13)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/27/2023

Trail closed closer to the peak just past the Lucky Strike turnoff to the left.
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Visited: 06/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This trail is mostly gravel with a gradual, almost undetectable climb until the last 1/2 mile. If you're into high speed (40+) the trail makes for some fun suspension testing until the final climb over the crest. We went later in the day after completing Rocky Gap and had intended on connecting to Wooden Power Pole Powerline Road for the trip down but it was closed. At the top there are signs that you're on private property and trespassers will be prosecuted. We didnt intend on using the back path so we followed the paved road only to discover that we were now entering a maximum security boys youth center. We did not stop to look around and eventually came upon the official entrance gate that had a lock but thankfully it wasnt locked so we were able to escape without being detained. If you're going, dont plan on staying at the top long and definitely do the return.
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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
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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.
Trail Review: Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak - James and Mimi Nicholson
Trail Review: Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak - James and Mimi Nicholson
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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.
Trail Review: Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak - Nick
Trail Review: Lucky Strike Mine Road to Angel Peak - Nick
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