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Mount Charleston

Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks, Skiing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it's just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses...  Read More

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Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitor Center: Daily 9am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Parks: "Be sure to stop in at the new Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Kyle Canyon. The 128-acre complex was built on a failed golf course and now offers trails, exhibits and a center that details the history of the area."
  • Things to Do in December: "If you're heading to Mt. Charleston after a recent snow storm, check ahead to see if chains/snow tires are required. With heavy snows, some roads might be closed."
  • Best for Parks Because: The mountain oasis of Mount Charleston is a cool alternative to Las Vegas, offering snow play in winter and a cool mountain retreat in summer.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: Las Vegas might not get much wintry weather, but the Mt. Charleston area offers snow play, two lodges and even a ski resort.

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