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


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitor Center: Daily 9am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Things to Do in December: "Although Mt. Charleston is home to hotels, residences and even a ski resort, you won't find a gas station or any type of grocery/convenience store on the mountain. Be sure to fill up your tank before you go."
  • 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: The Mt. Charleston area is the closest place to Las Vegas to enjoy snow, skiing and truly wintry weather.
  • 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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