In the fall of 2017, Neil and Mark designed a 24.5-mile shuttle route as part of a greater mountain bike destination system near the town of Caliente, in the Great Basin about two hours north of Las Vegas.
Working with project lead, American Conservation Corps, we developed a route descending from just below the lookout at Ella Mountain, with connection points to Kershaw-Ryan State Park and the newly completed Barnes Canyon trails.
The route will allow shuttle connections to the top, where mountain bikers will encounter technically challenging terrain and enjoy spectacular views. Two lower road access points provide fast, flowy rides through piñon/juniper forest to the bottom.
Neil and Evan returned in 2019 to help with tight flagging and construction on the downhill trail.