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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Las Vegas
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. Using our international travel planner, Las Vegas attractions like Mount Charleston can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Love coming up here year round. Great time specially around summer time since it's so much cooler up here from the city. Winter time is awesome too. Love wearing my coat/ski hat/gloves/boots/scarves (...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Nice hike. It's an easy drive from Las Vegas depending on where you drive in from 30 to 45 minutes. The hikes are well marked. The altitude >6000 feet so be aware of this for intensity.  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    What a beautiful place! We rented a car to go see Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston. Cannot recommend this enough for nature lovers, and people just looking to be peaceful, and connect wi...  more »

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