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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas
(4.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is why I love Vegas! Get away from the Strip and enjoy the beauty of Nevada. In the summer, this is a great way to escape the heat. It is usually 20 degrees cooler, so you'll get some crazy looks...  more »
  • A nice day trip. Go up one side and come back the other. 12,000 feet up. Ski and snowboard and go back and sit at the pool. Early fall to late spring. If you have a car and have never done it it is wo...  more »
  • If you have never visited the snow, this is a good opportunity if you visit las Vegas during winter. Only 1 hour from the strip and very easy to operate there; It is an economical and fun activity to do in half day free. The restaurant of The Lodge at Mount Charleston is formidable! Recommended for all the ages
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  • It's a nice little getaway when you only have the day. There's the Lodge and a myriad of picnic areas, campsites, and hiking trails on the Kyle Canyon side. Go just a little further toward Indian Springs to the Lee Canyon side for more exploration possibilities. All with the city out of view.
  • This was the first time visiting. It certainly won't be my last. A great place to get out of the heat. Tons oh hiking trails. Easy to moderate to hard. 30° difference from the valley below.
  • Great way to escape the heat and crowds of Vegas. while it was 117 in Vegas, was 77 up here. Great trails and beautiful views.
  • Quick escape from the valley heat!
  • Really nice for watching Metor showers