Eldorado Canyon  Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Eldorado Canyon

NV, USA

Very isolated climb in Southern Nevada beginning at the Colorado River.

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LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

Currently

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64
°F
°C

Clear


wind:
3.1 mph SSW with gusts up to 5.5 mph

rain:
0% chance of light rainfall

9:22 AM (local)
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Temperature
Precipitation
Wind Speed

Fri

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79° 61°

Sat

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81° 57°

Sun

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80° 59°

Mon

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84° 66°

Tue

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88° 66°

Wed

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86° 64°

Thu

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79° 60°

Climb Summary


Climb Summary (by Ron Hawks)

Eldorado Canyon is a very isolated climb in southern Nevada.  The climb starts at what used to be a boat dock to the Colorado River but is no longer in service due to the 2012-2015 drought.  From the beginning, the grade is around 6% and is fairly consistent the entire climb.  Although the road has very little traffic, the condition for the first several miles is a little rough but definitely rideable.  As we approach the Eldorado Mining Area, which provides tours of this very unique town in the middle of nowhere, the grade eases only to hit double digits for 1/2 mile as you climb towards the town of Nelson (pop. 37) at mile 7.  The quality of the road improves as we approach Nelson and the grades return to the 6% to 7% range until we reach the obvious, but unmarked, summit.

IMG_1530.JPG     EldoradoCanyon7.JPG This is a very cool (figuratively, not literally!)  climb with great views but has limited resources so be prepared before you go with food and water.  Although we did this in the Spring, it can be very hot in the canyons and spring or winter trips are advisable.