Spring Mountains National Recreational Area

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
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An isolated mountain range in southern Nevada that ranks high among western U.S. mountain ranges in terms of wildlife and plant diversity.
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Konoa Wheeler
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
A most relaxing and visually stunning drive from Las Vegas.
Peaceful desert views and wildlife along the way
Written January 16, 2021
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Thomas Sims
Las Vegas, NV372 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
We hiked out to Rainbow Springs. This hike is on the west side. It is a challenge to get to the springs as the trails can be hard to find at some points. It would be a very hot hike in the summer as there is not a lot of cover. The spring was tiny as was the other two springs we passed by. There are a few agave pits along the way. There are better hikes. It ended up being 7 miles.
Written April 21, 2020
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Gina S
Mt Airy NC588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
So much of the Nevada experience is dry flatlands with small barren hills. This is very different. Beautiful forest and over 13 thousand feet high. This is a beautiful drive.
Written September 21, 2019
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twinskin
Philadelphia, PA117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
When I visit Vegas I go for all the other things to do besides gamble. I took a trip out to beautiful Mt Charleston. Mt Charleston is easy to get to from Vegas and the drive is incredible. On the way I saw the opposite side of one of my favorite places, Red Rock Canyon, which is incredible. Upon arriving at Spring Mountain I took the opportunity to use my walking stick to hike one of the nature trails. After my hike I drove to the visitors center and took some great pictures. In addition the temperature is cooler than in Vegas. I will be returning.
Written September 14, 2019
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Debra J
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A must for anyone that loves nature. An easy and scenic drive from the Vegas Strip. Before heading out to hike, stop at the Visitor Gateway. There is an amazing memorial to the Cold War hero's. The staff at the facility are very helpful and knowledgeable. Pick up a map and suggestions for trails to hike based on your skill level.

If time permits when you leave the Visitor Gateway, stop at the Mt. Charleston Lodge Restaurant. Great view, good food, pleasant wait staff, and good live entertainment.

Now for the hiking. Hint, don't eat too much before hiking and bring water. If you are not used to higher altitudes take your time. I live at sea level, 7-8,000 feet was a challenge. We started at the Cathedral Rock & Mt. Charleston Trail head. We hiked to the waterfall. It is worth the trek. The temperature difference between the Vegas Strip and the Spring Mountains, amazing.
Written September 5, 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Encompassing more than 316,000 acres, the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, only 40 miles northwest of the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip on US 95 and Nevada State Routes 156 and 157, is a recreation lover's dream. The area extends from low meadows, around 3,000 feet above sea level, to the 11,918-foot Mount Charleston, Nevada's fifth tallest peak, which is the centerpiece of the 57,478-acre Mount Charleston Wilderness Area. Bristlecone Pines, the oldest living organisms in the world, are found here. The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area also is home to 14 endemic wildflower plants as well as the Ponderosa Pine and White Fir, which are home to the Palmer's Chipmunk, a species exclusive to the Spring Mountains. Rocky Mountain Elk, wild horses and burros, desert tortoises, deer, coyote, foxes, bobcats, songbirds, hummingbirds and various birds of prey also are found here. For visitors, the rugged mountain scenery can be enjoyed with a relaxing drive, a scenic picnic, a hike on any of the 40 miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing and photo opportunities. What is your pleasure? How much time do you have? Among the many activities available to visitors are mountain biking, camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and picnicking. In the winter, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are favorite pastimes for downhill and cross-country skiers.
Written April 11, 2019
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Dawn Solomon
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The Late Night parking area (1st parking stop you come to on the right) has several great paths that are not very difficult. Very peaceful and not very crowded. We went out at 6pm and saw no one once we left the parking area. Saw jackrabbits and turtles. There is also the Ducky Trail which is fun. There are surprises hanging from a Joshua Tree.
Written August 27, 2018
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Mike O
Las Vegas, NV3,925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is the perfect escape from the Vegas heat. About an hour north on 95 and you drop 20°. The first major stop is the visitors center. It's a beautiful facility with an amphitheater, picnic tables, a cold war memorial and hiking trails. Then continue up the hill for the lodge and other hiking trails. It's a great way to just get away from it all on a hot day..
Written April 9, 2018
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Cassie4d4
Doylestown, OH94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Great place to drive through and enjoy the fantastic views. Would recommend visiting and would like to visit again.
Written March 13, 2018
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Marviech
San Francisco, CA727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Visited with the whole family.
It a very natural place where you can see nature at its best.
It is expectacular. The mountains the flora and sometimes visible fauna are unimaginable
We were lucky to see some dunkys , mousse
Deers and birds unknown to us up the mountains.
There us also an area where you can ski.
And there was snow up in this area. Very cold but on time to see the snow.
Will recommend for the whole family
Written January 6, 2018
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