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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

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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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  • 10-15 minutes walk up the hill. nice walk not for feeble kids will enjoy running up the hill. best in summer 
  • if you have transportation mt charleston is a great reprive from the insanity of las vegas blvd. about a half hour away easy drive, and during the summer much cooler, you can actually hike several rea...  more »
  • It is a short drive from the Las Vegas strip, about 45 minutes, but it feels like you're Not in Las Vegas. The lodge was a comfortable place for a hot Mt. Charleston coffee. It was a fun one day trip....  more »
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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