Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Guided or Self-Guided Road Bike Tour of Red Rock Canyon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I loved this trip, a highlight of my holiday. Myself and two teenage children cycled 1000ft up to the top of Red Rock Canyon, which was quite tough but with Brandon, our guide, encouraging us all the way with plenty of water. The scenery is breathtaking and the February temperatures were just perfect and warm. I booked this trip from home (England) before we left and everything went to plan. You can do this trip by car or jeep, but I recommend the cycling, you get a real sense of the 'great outdoors', and the ride down was awesome!! All this, and just 15 minutes drive out of the 'crazy' Las Vegas!
Brandon was by far the best tour guide I have ever had in any tour I have ever done. The mountain biking tour is the one we ended up doing and it was modified for our skill level. I would recommend this hands down over anything to do while in Las Vegas! Thank you so much Brandon!
We did the self-guided road bike tour of Red Rock Canyon. The scenery was spectacular. The route was very well marked and impossible to get lost. Our driver was very helpful. One of our bikes was not what was ordered. It took only a 5 minute stop by the shop to rectify. We got to the canyon about 2:30 pm. There was a lot of difficult uphill climbing and some white-knuckle downhills. As the shadows got long in the canyon, it got really, really cold. We wound up just doing the loop around the canyon and not the additional 16 miles back to the bike shop. Our driver picked us up and was kind enough to stop at a convenience store so we could get some hot chocolate. I took some stunning photos. It was lots of fun, and I recommend it.
We really enjoyed this. We went the later part of September so it was not too hot - just perfect actually. The scenery was awesome. The first 5 - 6 miles you climb about 1000 feet, so be prepared for that. After that, it is a very nice ride. Our guide, Brandon, was very accommodating. Whenever we needed a break, that was fine with him. He took care of any bike issues along the way, he had water, and kleenex available! My son is autistic and Brandon made sure he understood the rules of the road and was very respectful. We would do this again.
We had a wonderful time.
Brennan was our guide, he was real personable and nice.
We really enjoyed it. Beautiful views.
Magnificent scenery. Great equipment. First 6 miles is uphill and requires a certain level of fitness. Remaining portion of the ride is downhill or flat. Had a blast.
I do recommend this tour, however I strongly encourage you to evaluate your ability before going and do your homework. We saw that it was a 13 mile ride, which we could do fairly easily however we didn't realize that the first part (approximately 4.6 miles) has 1000 ft steady incline starting at about 3600 ft. We normally ride in an area under 2500 ft. Our guide, Brandon was very patient with us between my hyperventilating fits and my husband threatening to puke. We eventually gave up and had him bring the van back around. Embarrassing but at that point I couldn't go on any further, even if it was all downhill. If you are used to the altitude, definitely do this tour. If you aren't or not really that athletic or hung over from too much partying, I'd reconsider and rent that convertible mustang like everyone else in Vegas and drive the loop around the canyon. It's definitely worth seeing.
Pretty neat seeing all the Las Vegas terrain and mtns. I thought it was going to be more of a mtn biking thing while this was road biking. I thought it was a bit misleading. Suprisingly strenuous. All in all, it was a pretty good experience though. Not sure I'd do it again.