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Northwest of Las Vegas

Kyle Canyon Road

Las Vegas, NV 89124

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Dawn to Dusk

Hiking Trails

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AT A GLANCE

What is it?

More than a dozen hiking trails around the Mt. Charleston area of the Springs Mountain National Conservancy Area. The trails range in difficulty from "Wait, stop, I need to catch my breath" to "Are you out of your freakin' mind?" including one that takes you all the way up to the 11,000 foot high Mt. Charleston peak.

Where is it?

At Mt. Charleston, about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Is it worth the cost?

Hiking the trails is free, but you will need to arrange your own transportation so a rental car is a must.

Why should I go here?

Because the treadmill at the hotel gym just isn't cutting it.

What else do I need to know?

Stop at the Spring Mountains Visitors Center on Kyle Canyon Road to get a map of the various trails. You should also know that despite the fact that Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert, it can get quite cold and there is heavy snowfall during the winter months.

What's the bottom line?

Are you out of your freakin' mind?

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