Charleston / Lee Canyon
The secret to keeping cool during the hot summer months is a trip
to Mount Charleston, 45 miles north west of Las Vegas, take Highway
95, turn off onto Highway 157 at Kyle Canyon. Temperatures here
average 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the city.
Located in the Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada. Mount Charleston
stands at 11,918 feet and offers a tranquil contrast to the excitement
and high energy of Las Vegas. The Mount Charleston Wilderness contains
18,000 acres of bristlecone pine, the most extensive stand of these
ancient trees in the Intermountain Region. Its high, cool forested
mountain landscape is in sharp contrast to the surrounding desert
landscape, much like an oasis. There are numerous outdoor activities
here such as horseback riding, hiking, camping and picnicking. Call
the U.S. Forest Service for more information call 702.515.5400.
For overnight accommodations indoors, try the Mount Charleston Hotel,
at 2 Kyle Canyon Road. This hotel offers 60 rooms, 3 suites, a lounge,
restaurant and a gift shop. 702.872.5500 or www.mtcharlestonhotel.com.
About 4 miles away, the Mount Charleston Restaurant and Lounge offers
hot food in typical mountainside fashion with a wood fireplace and
picture windows looking out to the mountains. The restaurant has
video slots, and a German polka band performs in the lounge on weekends
and holidays.1 Oak Park Road 702.386.6899.
On leaving Mount Charleston
on Highway 157 turn left about 1/2 mile to Highway 156. Turn left
to Lee Canyon where the wintertime skiing lasts from November
to March. The tranquil scenery is a beautiful place to visit all
year round. For more information call 702.872.5462.
LAS VEGAS SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT AT LEE CANYON
Mt. Charleston, NV
Snow Report: 702-593-9500