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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

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#3 of 12 in Nature in Las Vegas
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Great when there is snow. Great views, easy access, the lodge have great atmosphere. The mountain is fun for the kids. 
    Great when there is snow. Great views, easy access, the lodge have great atmosphere. The mountain is fun for the kids.  more »
  • We went up during November-------------so had snow at top and saw tons of folks sledding with their kids-----------some just brought a piece of cardboard to sled on------------plenty of hikes--of... 
    We went up during November-------------so had snow at top and saw tons of folks sledding with their kids-----------some just brought a piece of cardboard to sled on------------plenty of hikes--of...  more »
  • My wife lived in Vegas before and I had no idea there was so much outdoor activities to do in Vegas. This place is awesome and only an hour outside of Vegas. Temps were about 10* cooler as well... 
    My wife lived in Vegas before and I had no idea there was so much outdoor activities to do in Vegas. This place is awesome and only an hour outside of Vegas. Temps were about 10* cooler as well...  more »

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