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 located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Things to Do in December: "Always check the weather before going to Mt. Charleston in winter. Conditions may require snow tires or chains, so make sure you're prepared before you head out."
  • 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."
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: If you're looking for snow, head out of town to Mt. Charleston to ski, snowboard or just enjoy the view.
  • 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.

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