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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

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#3 of 8 in Nature in Las Vegas
Mountain Nature / Park
Escape to Mount Charleston for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping just outside of Sin City. At 3,632 m (11, 918 ft) tall, summiting the mountain provides spectacular views of downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding area all the way to California and Utah. Hike the trails through bristlecone pine forests, and enjoy the sight of limestone cliffs and wildflowers. Trail options vary in difficulty. Two trails are available for mountain biking, and most are suitable for exploring on horseback. In the winter, trails are used for guided snowshoe hikes. The site offers interpretive programs most of the year, plus popular night hikes and art workshops. Make Mount Charleston a part of your Las Vegas vacation plans using our Las Vegas vacation planner.
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  • Our favorite get-a-way from Las Vegas. Temperatures much cooler than the valley. Only about 1 hour drive up into the mountain pines. Ample hiking trails to choose from, camping, picnic areas, and gree...  more »
  • I visited in August. Here arrives in Las Vegas was near 40 degrees and cool do very nice, cool breeze blowing. Elevation of the Summit is the Fuji mountain is. I think I was probably around 2000-2300 m, do this-and I felt the thinness of the air. So unlikely and 50 minutes from the city of Las Vegas, nature and climate. A great view of the way to come here. For Las Vegas Navigator and I recommended this if you get tired of the world. You want to see come for the winter season.
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  • We drove out to Mount Charleston area. There are beautiful mountain and panoramic desert views. There is numerous hiking trails as well as a resort. In the summer its a good place for picnics and sigh...  more »

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