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Exploring the Spring Mountains

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The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 ft (3,633 m). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness.

The U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway opened May 30, 2015. Construction began in late 2012.

The 4,300 acre Visitor Gateway in Kyle Canyon features extensive new parking areas, many miles of trail systems, educational facilities, picnicking facilities, shade shelters, several amphitheaters, interpretive displays and information, a Cold War memorial, bookstore, way-finding information, staff to assist visitors with questions and provide information about the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, and a visitors’ center building. The complex is located on Highway 157 at milepost 5.1 near Mt. Charleston, inside the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Is there snow on the mountains?

End of Winter 2018

 

Key Links

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, offers opportunities for year-round fun. When you visit, learn about the area by stopping by our Visitor Center, join an interpretative program put on by a naturalist, or volunteer to conserve the forest environment and visitors
http://www.gomtcharleston.com
@GoMtCharleston
Volunteer
Facebook updates
Summer Visitor Guide

Weather

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=NVZ019#.VINJv2TF9jw

Facebook

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Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157649889411915

Twitter

@GoMtCharleston
@MtCharlestonLV
@SpringMntRanch

Wikipedia

Spring Mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Charleston

Elsewhere

http://www.hikinglasvegas.com/mt-charleston.html
http://www.birdandhike.com/Areas/MtChar_Area/_MtC_Area.htm
http://www.birdandhike.com/Hike/Mt_Char/MJ_Falls/_Mary_Jane.htm
http://www.yelp.com/biz/spring-mountain-national-recreation-area-las-vegas
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/newsletters/districtc/Pages/BrownDistrictCSpringNewsletter2015.aspx#spring4
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/about-forest/offices/?cid=fsm9_026952
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5370797.pdf

Headlines

http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/trip-the-week/gateway-greets-visitors-spring-mountains
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-las-vegas-day-trip-thats-totally-wild-1453404281
After $55M in upgrades, Mount Charleston has fewer camp sites
5,200 acres protected for endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly
http://www.news3lv.com/content/news/story/Nature-and-history-of-Mount-Charleston-on-display/41RiW2DgnUqq92kVdPdp_Q.cspx
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/50m-visitor-gateway-mount-charleston-opens-saturday-photos

Where to stay

Mount Charleston Lodge is located at the end of Kyle Canyon Rd/SR 157, with rustic lodging in 23 log cabins and a scenic restaurant & lounge serving breakfast,lunch and dinner daily. http://www.mtcharlestonlodge.com The Resort on Mt Charleston is a rustic and relaxing pet friendly property in mid-Kyle Canyon with hotel rooms, a lounge, restaurant, and banquet facilities. http://www.mtcharlestonresort.com

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