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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

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#3 of 14 in Nature in Las Vegas
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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  • When my husbanded and I landed in Vegas we were so surprised to see snow capped mountains, especially being from Florida. After searching online we found this small, residential town only 45 miles awa...  more »
  • A short drive from the noise and lights of Las Vegas, you will find yourself in the quiet splendor of the cool air of Mount Charleston. It's always at least 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. They've h...  more »

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