There is always something fun to do year-round on Mount Charleston! In the warmer months, enjoy hiking, mountain biking and the beautiful mountain scenery. In the winter months, enjoy skiing, sledding, snowboarding and other winter activities! Plan your perfect mountain get-a-way during any season and enjoy all that Mt. Charleston has to offer!
Mt. Charleston (aka Charleston Peak) is the highest peak in southern Nevada and one of the most popular hikes in the state. Less than an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, it provides desert dwellers with a dramatic change of scenery (big trees and alpine meadows) and is about 30 degrees cooler due to the elevation. From the top, expect panoramic views, with the Sierra Nevada on the horizon to the west and parts of Las Vegas visible to the southeast. Recreational opportunities include over 50 miles of maintained trails, four picnic areas, eight campgrounds, and several dirt roads. Hunting is permitted in season, and bicycles are permitted on some trails.
Mt. Charleston is home to Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, which offers skiing and snowboarding, just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and right next door to The Resort on Mount Charleston! There are also many areas for snow activities, include sledding, snow shoeing and winter trail hiking!