THE SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
316,000 Acres of Remarkable Beauty
The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. Part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, better known to locals as Mount Charleston, the SMNRA is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas.
Enjoy snow-capped mountain peaks that are surrounded by hardy desert and home to 58 sensitive plants and animals found only in this special area. No matter what outdoor preference, the panoramic ranges provide a quick getaway and a haven for solitude.
Recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, sightseeing, bird-watching, and more.
More information can be found on the Forest Service
Mount Charleston, at 11,918 ft (3,362 m), is the highest point of the Spring Mountains, and Nevada's third highest peak. Mount Charleston is located approximately 35 miles northwest from Las Vegas. The Spring Mountains divide the Pahrump Valley and Amargosa River basin from the Las Vegas Valley.
(c) Mt. Charleston Lodge 2011