The Red Rock Scenic Loop is one of the Las Vegas treasures. If this was Colorado or California, the Loop would be packed with cyclists. But the Las Vegas bicycle scene is still growing, which means the Loop is usually a calm place to ride a bicycle.
The climb to the top turn-off is always a challenge. Thank goodness I have a new bike to help power me there.
The elevation is impressive, especially for a guy who biked a lot in Florida. Altimeter says 4,710 feet above sea level. Not too shabby.
Around Mile 10 on the 13-mile loop The Big Stripe comes into view.