Bonanza Trail (Spring Mountains Divide Trail)

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Bonanza Trail (Spring Mountains Divide Trail) is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4074 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Just hiked the lower and upper bristlecone. Upper is awesome. Lower is a little boring. Upper had a slight dusting of snow. In 2016, last year it had over 12 feet of snow at this same time and was inaccessible.
Was informed by a mountain biker, if doing the bonanza trail, take personal protection because of mountain lions. It’s probably an over night hike.
Just a great hiking destination not far from Vegas.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite trails in Mt Charleston area. The best way to do this trail (in my opinion) is from the upper bristlecone trailhead past the ski resort. If you start it from below then you'll have to walk through about 2 miles of gravel. It's tough on the knees and rather than boring. Do it from the upper bristlecone trailhead. I take it up a few miles to the bristlecone forest. It's a good trail if you're training for backpacking. That's what I use it for because it's long enough and high enough to train the legs and lungs on.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Just so people know, there is a trail along the 95 also named Bonanza Trail and is for biking, walking, dogs allowed. It's easy and a great workout. I've walked this trail and saw the listing for the other Bonanza Trail, but checked the map to see they are different.

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