Mount Charleston
Mount Charleston
4.5
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Experience the great outdoors at Mount Charleston, a quiet mountain retreat surrounded by tranquil, verdant landscapes just 30 minutes from Las Vegas. It is one of the largest peaks of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area with plenty of activities available, like hiking, horseback riding, camping under the stars, climbing and biking. Visit during winter for skiing, snowing and sledding, or during the shoulder seasons for fall foliage or spring wildflowers. Just remember to check for last-minute closures to avoid disappointment. Whatever the season, don't miss all the best sights with a guided tour of Mount Charleston. – Tripadvisor
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  • Laura M
    5 contributions
    A romantic get away!
    We wanted to go up Mount Charleston for the view and experience. We stayed in the cottages and ate at the nearby hotel, very delicious, reasonably priced, comfortable bed, clean, hot tub for two, personal fireplace and heating. It was perfect!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • mnguru1
    Edina, Minnesota561 contributions
    You are in beautiful valleys on your way up the mountain
    I only gave it a four star because we were caught in a snow storm and couldn't hike or truly experience the mountain. It is only 1.5 hours from Vegas and you won't believe how lush it is. It reminded me of Lake Tahoe area or Flagstaff. Definitely beautiful and will try to hike it this summer on a different visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Ken
    294 contributions
    Escape!
    Great place to head to to escape the hustle and bustle...and heat...of Vegas and decompress. Beautiful drive transitioning from desert to cool mountain forest. There is a beautiful, quaint...and I'm sure very pricey mountain 'village'. Loved the cliff-side houses. A huge trail network ranging from quick to all day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 February 2024
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Ken
Orient, Ohio294 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Great place to head to to escape the hustle and bustle...and heat...of Vegas and decompress. Beautiful drive transitioning from desert to cool mountain forest. There is a beautiful, quaint...and I'm sure very pricey mountain 'village'. Loved the cliff-side houses. A huge trail network ranging from quick to all day.
Written 19 February 2024
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831patriciar
Milwaukee, WI207 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
we took a drive thru this very beautiful area. there was some snow on the top of the mountains. top was about 8000ft . there are several places to pull off and take it in.
Written 28 December 2023
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Michael D
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It was 34 degrees cooler on the mountain (114 in the valley), so we decided to take advantage of it. He had been to Mt. Charleston Lodge, but never to the ski resort.
Written 5 July 2023
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HappyJana
Las Vegas, NV839 contributions
May 2022
Most people don't know about this Vegas retreat. So close to Vegas and a great place to get out of the heat in the summer- and go sledding and skiing in the winter! (Please keep the mountain clean!!)
Written 14 April 2023
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mnguru1
Edina, MN561 contributions
Mar 2023
I only gave it a four star because we were caught in a snow storm and couldn't hike or truly experience the mountain. It is only 1.5 hours from Vegas and you won't believe how lush it is. It reminded me of Lake Tahoe area or Flagstaff. Definitely beautiful and will try to hike it this summer on a different visit.
Written 2 April 2023
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Laura M
5 contributions
Feb 2023
We wanted to go up Mount Charleston for the view and experience. We stayed in the cottages and ate at the nearby hotel, very delicious, reasonably priced, comfortable bed, clean, hot tub for two, personal fireplace and heating. It was perfect!
Written 4 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ThomUSA
Las Vegas, NV836 contributions
Feb 2023
Only 30 minutes from downtown. Temps are about 50 degrees cooler than on The Strip. with snow on the ground 6 months of the year, it can be a VERY different experience that most tourists don't even know exists
Written 10 February 2023
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Ernesto Ulloa
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Great when there is snow. Great views, easy access, the lodge have great atmosphere. The mountain is fun for the kids.
Written 3 December 2022
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suedo66
Pewaukee, WI451 contributions
Nov 2022
We went up during November-------------so had snow at top and saw tons of folks sledding with their kids-----------some just brought a piece of cardboard to sled on------------plenty of hikes--of different lengths----short drive up --We capped out at 8000 feet in elevation----nice way to get some variety from vegas
Written 26 November 2022
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Jason T
6 contributions
Oct 2022
My wife lived in Vegas before and I had no idea there was so much outdoor activities to do in Vegas. This place is awesome and only an hour outside of Vegas. Temps were about 10* cooler as well. So beautiful and definitely worth a visit to break up all the casino stuff in Vegas.
Written 25 October 2022
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