10 Hikes And Sights Outside Las Vegas


By Andrew Belonsky

Ten outdoor adventures for those hoping to get away from the glitz, glam and games.

Top Charleston PeakStanding at 11,916 feet above sea level,Charleston Peak is the highest of the splendid protrusions that make up Nevada's Spring Mountains, allowing for snowfields that make it one of the most popular nearby skiing destinations.

In the spring and fall, this park's trails have something many other Nevada trails don't: a plethora of trees and their very welcome shade.

Higher up you'll encounter the more common desert shrubs that give the soaring landscape its pop and sporadic springs that can be tapped for a mid-hike rest.

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