Mt. Charleston and Scenic Highway 158
Near Las Vegas
One of the four chairlift lines on the ski slopes.
Fantastic view of Nevada desert north of Las Vegas as viewed from the Desert View Overlook on Mount
Charleston at about 9,000 feet of elevation.
More stunning views of Nevada desert north of Las Vegas as viewed from the Desert View Overlook.
Nevada desert north of Las Vegas as viewed from Mount Charleston at about 9,000 feet of elevation.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing locations of Mount Charleston and Las Vegas
Within half hour driving distance outside of Las Vegas, there are several Points of Interest listed in the
following:

1. Lake Mead Cruise and Hemenway Park as described in my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Lake_Mead.html

2. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as described on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Red_Rock_Canyon_NV.html

3. Hoover Dam on Hoover Dam Access Road (Highway 172), Boulder City, Nevada, (702) 494-2517. Some
sample descriptions with photos of this tour can be seen at the following websites:

http://
www.lasvegasgrandcanyontour.com/COMBO-complete-hoover-dam-experience.php

http://www.grandcanyontours.com/hooverfloat.html


Within one hour driving distance outside of Las Vegas, there are at least two Points of Interest listed in the
following:

4. Mount Charleston for fantastic panoramic view of Nevada desert from 9,000 feet elevation as described on
my web page at:  

http://
www.shltrip.com/Scenic_Hwy_158.html

5. Valley of Fire State Park and Virgin River Gorge as described in my  web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Valley_Of_Fire.html
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Our 2-week trip from October 26 to November 10, 2006 is a large loop in southeast California, western
Arizona and southern Nevada starting at Los Angeles and ending at Los Angeles. The sequence of
Point-Of-Interest in this 2-week trip is the following:

Los Angeles --> Palm Springs  (4 days for touring Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Wind Turbine Farm, Jenks
Lake, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Joshua Tree National Park and Morongo
Birding Areas) --> Anza Borrego State Park --> Imperial Valley (Painted Gorge, Imperial National Wildlife
Refuge,) --> Cibola NWR --> Havasu NWR and London Bridge --> Laughlin, NV (near Bullhead City, Arizona)
--> Scenic Highway 68, Scenic Highway 93, Hoover Dam  --> Las Vegas --> Valley of Fire State Park in
Nevada,  Mount Charleston, Scenic Highway 158, Hemenway Park --> Class Reunion in Las Vegas (Lake
Mead Cruise, Red Rock National Recreational Area) -->  Los Angeles
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Three views of Mt. Charleston at a distance. Charleston Peak, at an elevation of 11,919 feet (3,632 m), is one
of the top ten most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. It is just 35 miles northwest of Las
Vegas, is snow-capped more than half the year, and can be seen from parts of the Las Vegas Strip when
looking toward the west
Highways 156, 157 and 158 form a loop off Highway 95. This scenic loop of Highways 156, 157 and 158
goes up to about 9,000 feet in elevation on the Mount Charleston. It's a stunning drive up from the desert
valley floor to the Alpine forested mountainside.

Map: Click here to see a map of this Scenic Loop of Highways 156, 157 and 158.

Map: Click here to see an interactive Google Map showing location of Mt. Charleston
Views of the mountains when one drives on Scenic Highways 156, 157 or 158 up to about 8,000 feet level.
Visitors who are looking for a break from the heat in Las Vegas, luckily just 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas
visitors can find all the cool mountain breezes, fresh air and all-around scenic beauty of Mount Charleston. It's
25 to 40 degrees cooler.

Many tourists believe Las Vegas is surrounded by desert. They will change their minds when they see
waterfalls, forests and wildflowers as they hike in Mount Charleston.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is located at 6725 Lee Canyon Road, on Mount Charleston,
Nevada 89124, Phone: (702) 385-2754.

Direction: From downtown Las Vegas: Take U.S. Highway 95 north approx. 30 miles to Hwy 156 for Lee
Canyon. Follow Hwy 156 and go west for 17 miles to the resort. The highway 156 ends at Las Vegas Ski &
Snowboard Resort. ‎

Detailed information for Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort can be seen at the following website:

http://
www.skilasvegas.com/winter/index.html

The area's total of 385 skiable acres offers 11 alpine skiing and snowboarding trails and four lifts, including
three chairlifts and one surface lift as well as it's hike-to side country areas and freestyle terrain park for
skiers and snowboarders.
My first visit of Mt. Charleston was on Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2006. My second visit was on May 1,
2012. The photos on this web page are taken from these two trips.
We saw many swallows flying around this pine tree near the ski facilities. When I zoomed in for a closer
view, I saw several swallows nesting on this pine tree.
More views of the mountains.
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