10 Hikes And Sights Outside Las Vegas
By Andrew Belonsky
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.