This Epic Mountain In Nevada Will Drop Your Jaw

With more than 300 mountain ranges and 57 peaks exceeding 11,000 feet, Nevada is the most mountainous  state and a true paradise for nature lovers. People from all over the world come to the Silver State to hike these incredible mountains. One of the most-visited mountains in Nevada is Mt. Charleston, officially named Charleston Peak.

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Mt. Charleston, located approximately 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas, has an elevation of 11,916 feet, making it the highest point in both the Spring Mountains and Clark County. It’s the eighth highest mountain in all of Nevada. Mt. Charleston’s recreational activities include hiking, camping, nature walks, and skiing at Lee Canyon during the winter months.

Visitors of Mt. Charleston will experience cool mountain breezes, fresh air, and the all-around scenic beauty of Mount Charleston – a village named for nearby Mt. Charleston that lies at the mountain’s base to the east. Mount Charleston (pictured below) is in a valley of the Spring Mountains and is known for its hiking trails and the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. This area is also a popular vacation spot among some of Las Vegas’ wealthiest residents.

If you’ve never visited Mount Charleston, Nevada, or hiked beautiful Mt. Charleston (Charleston Peak), be sure to check out the wonderful video below. This mountainous area truly is AMAZING.


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