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Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

4.6
#3 of 12 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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  • I go to Mount Charleston when the strip gets too hot. The temperature usually drops about 20 degrees from what it is downtown. There is a restaurant that has amazing views of the mountains. Hiking....  more »
  • Mount Charleston is a short 45 minute drive from the Vegas strip. We had an open air convertible and were surprised at the difference in temps form the valley to the peak (about 8500 ft elevation...  more »

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