Work is under way on connecting a new trail portion to the city of Las Vegas trail system. The Bonanza Trail Phase 3 project includes a new trail connection at Torrey Pines Drive and U.S. 95 and an enhanced connection at Bill Briare Family Park, located at 650 N. Tenaya Way.
Earlier work on the Bonanza Trail connected Bill Briare Family Park to Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex. The city’s ultimate goal is to construct a 239-mile trail network that will interconnect Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the outlying northwest and west areas through downtown Las Vegas to the mature east Las Vegas neighborhoods.
Currently there are about 50 miles of trails and 11 miles of equestrian trails in place in the city.
The current project also includes new trail lighting between Lorenzi Street and Jones Boulevard, and new restrooms and a shade structure where the trail meets Torrey Pines.
Phase 3 is a $1.5 million project funded by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act and the State of Nevada Division of State Parks and Recreation. Work is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.