Mount Charleston

Mount Charleston, at 11,916 feet (3,632 m), is the highest of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada and the state’s eighth highest mountain peak. It is about 30 miles ¬†northwest of the CAPE Las Vegas campus and is within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Mount Charleston Wilderness and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Well separated from higher peaks by large, low basins, it is the most topographically prominent peak in the state, and the eighth most prominent peak in the contiguous United States.

Mount Charleston is a year-round getaway for Las Vegas’ residents and visitors, with a number of hiking trails and a modest ski area. The mountain, which is snow-capped more than half the year, can be seen from parts of the Las Vegas Strip when looking toward the west. Mount Charleston has nearly 200 camp sites and over 150 picnic areas, some of which are RV accessible. ¬†It is also home to the Mount Charleston resort, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort and the Mount Charleston Lodge.


Driving Directions from CAPE campus

Time: 38 minutes, 32.8 miles

Start: CAPE Campus, 1401 Hillshire Dr Las Vegas, NV 89134
1. Head north on Hillshire Dr toward San Juan Hill/San Juan Hills Dr (0.2 mi)
2. Turn left onto Village Center Cir (367 ft)
3. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto N Town Center Dr (0.3 mi)
4. Turn left to merge onto Summerlin Pkwy E (3.4 mi)
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-95 N/Reno and merge onto US-95 N (12.0 mi)
6. Turn left onto NV-157 W/Kyle Canyon Rd (Destination will be on the left) (16.9 mi)
Arrive at The Resort on Mount Charleston, 2755 Kyle Canyon Rd Las Vegas, NV 89124