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Mount Charleston
If you are tired of the desert heat and want to get away, head up to Mount Charleston. It is about 20 degrees cooler up on the mountain than in the Vegas valley. Mount Charleston is primarily made up of several limestone peaks and beautiful canyons. The mountain is covered with several species of pines, juniper and aspen groves. September and early October is a wonderful time to watch the aspens change color. The Mountain slopes are blanketed in oranges, reds and yellows. In the winter to mid-summer there is usually snow that covers this entire mountain region. Spring and summer brings running streams and many alpine waterfalls that are very spectacular to observe on well marked trails.

There are several areas of Mount Charleston for you to enjoy. Kyle Canyon is where you find Mount Charleston Hotel, Mount Charleston Lodge and Resort, Mount Charleston National Recreational trail, and the residential villages of Rainbow, Old Town and Echo Canyon. Lee Canyon is the home of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Deer Creek is a pass that connects Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon, and is where you can see the Nevada Test Site and some of the oldest trees in the world, the Bristlecone Pine.

Getting There-
Las Vegas to Mount Charleston

Take US-95 north to either Nevada route 157 or 156 west (left) to Mt Charleston.

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