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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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  • Take a trip outside the strip and enjoy the beauty of nature. It's not that far a drive and you can do most of your viewing from the car. But stop and get out and walk the views are amazing. There are...  more »
  • It's a great ride. Make sure the road is open, last time we drove to find half way up there was a blizzard and the road was closed.  more »
  • You're in the desert, the Sun giving noogies on your head, then take the car, 45 minutes and comes out on a ski slope. A place with snow in winter. Even when there's no snow, if you have time worth knowing. Don't forget to bring a jacket.
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