Mount Charleston, officially named Charleston Peak, at 11,916 feet, is the highest mountain in both the Spring Mountains and Clark County, in Nevada, United States. It is the eighth-highest mountain in the state.
Type of hike: Trail / Difficulty: 5 out of 5 / Elevation gain: 4,213 feet / Distance: 16 miles - round trip / Class: 1 / Time: 8 - 10 hours / Children: No / Special Attractions: It's the highest peak (11,918) and only treeless peak in Mt. Charleston.
This is the highest mountain in the ranges next to Vegas. It actually has snow from winter through most of spring, despite the valley generally being one of America's hottest deserts. This is an all-day event or two-day event; the trail is very long and fairly strenuous. It's also a half hour drive…
Yes, you can ski in Vegas! Or hike or cool off or enjoy a drink. Mt. Charleston has it all.