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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

(4.7/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • It has always amazed me how beautiful this place can be in any season, but winter is the best. We enjoy the snow, which we do not have where we live. The restaurant is pretty good. Parking is limited....  more »
  • The most unforgettable ride of Nevada, know the snow was my dream, and I had the opportunity to carry out this dream in this beautiful place! You can get there by car without the tire smoothly and has many available locations to Park, and the best part is the cafeteria that's up there and you have an affordable price to you warm up and enjoy the ride as long as you can!
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  • Go to Vegas in the middle of the desert, and win a ski station plus was a mega up for the trip. There are 50 minutes on the Strip is the Mount Charleston and your Ski station at Lee Canyon. On the road, the measure that goes up, the landscape will turning. The desert is to bring and huge trees and the snow appears. Rise to 9 million feet. Is linnnnnnnnnnnndo!!!!! Only the scenery is worth the offset. The station is super cool. Offers skiing, snowboarding, lessons, clothes (it all paid for, of course) and a diner with open access to all who choose not to ski. Just below the station, there's a free access recreation area where all play for free. Works from December to March.
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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