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Spring Mountains National Recreational Area

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Address: 800 W. Blue Diamond Road, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
Phone Number: +1 702-875-4141
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An isolated mountain range in southern Nevada that ranks high among western...

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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Less than 30 miles from Vegas. Scenic and cool at an election over 8000ft. View of the Nevada testing site. There's a resort hotel on 157 on the way up. It has a nice pool in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Keng L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Less than 30 miles from Vegas. Scenic and cool at an election over 8000ft. View of the Nevada testing site. There's a resort hotel on 157 on the way up. It has a nice pool in front with fish and ducks. Also restrooms as there are no facilities nor gas up there.

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to do a little hiking and ventured out to the Mt Charlston area in this National Recreation Area. It's about 50 miles north of Vegas off Highway 95 and clearly marked. We called into the very good Visitors Centre on the left which you can't miss. Restrooms available and also nice picnic area. Staff were warm, informative and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This place is AMAZING! You'd never know you were in the desert. 110 degrees in the valley, 80 at the Trail Canyon trailhead (7800 feet) and 65-70 at the saddle (9300 feet) at the height of the afternoon. We're talking fantastic day hiking, comparable to some places in the Rockies. Shady pine forest and amazing craggy peaks, with wonderful vistas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I absolutely loved Spring Mountain! So many different hiking areas and such great views available. A must see! Great summer getaway as it is cooler in the mountains. Cathedral Rock was a great challenge

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Thank Ali c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Fletcher Canyon Trail was a great hike. It was 103 when we left Las Vegas. We drove 35-40 minutes outside the city and up Mt. Charleston. It was a cool 83 degrees in the pines at 7000 ft. It's a pretty rocky trail. Toward the end the trail gets steep. I would recommend this trail for people in good shape... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

For some reason TripAdvisor has this listed on NV 159. It is not located on that road. That road involves a part of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Spring Mountains National Recreational Area is managed by the US Department of Agriculture and the US Forestry Service. The address... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'd been planning to go to the Mt. Charleston area for a long time. So glad we finally went. If you like the great outdoors, get off the strip and see some spectacular sites. Beware the altitude and note that it's much cooler than the strip. Go here if you've already been to Red Rock Canyon. We hiked the Cathedral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Finally, a place where your kids can play and you can relax in peace. Everyone there is there for the same thing, to hang out and picnic. There is a mini hike, with old pioneer relics like a school house, and cabin. A nice walk around the lake, love the mountain background. We will always come back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Experience the real Las Vegas by taking a ride out into the desert mountains. Spring Mountain is easy to get to by car from Highway 95, very accessible and there is sign marking the turn-off. Note that there are many signs warning about snow and the need for tire chains on the mountain roads so check weather/road conditions first. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We drove here from Las Vegas one day after picking up our hire car. It's a really nice drive up through the mountains. There are 2 roads that you can use with a road (158) linking them together, which is a must, as there is a nice view point called Desert Overlook. All In all, it was a very nice... More 

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