5 Winter Activities at Mount Charleston
A vacation to Las Vegas doesn’t have to be all about glitz and glamour. Located only 35 miles from Club de Soleil is Mount Charleston, a popular outdoor destination for a wide variety of winter activities.
Ranking as the eighth most prominent peak in the U.S., Mount Charleston is a scenic destination you don’t want to miss while on your Vegas vacation. Here are some of the more popular winter weather activities to enjoy while at Mount Charleston.
Snow Play Activities
One of the most popular things to do at Mount Charleston is to play in the snow. Visitors of all ages can enjoy everything from skiing and snowboarding to sledding and tubing. Visit nearby Lee Canyon for equipment rentals, lessons from an expert, and plenty of snow-covered fun.
Hiking is another favorite Mount Charleston activity to enjoy — even during the winter months. Top trails include the Shady Hollow Trail, Step Ladder Trail, and Showgirl Trail. When hiking in winter, dress in layers to ensure that you stay warm but don’t get overheated.
If you prefer to explore the mountain on two wheels, you’ll find many of the trails are also ideal for biking. Try the scenic Cliff Rose Rim Trail or the challenging Acastus Trail, then stop for lunch at the Kyle Canyon Picnic Area.
You don’t have to be the athletic type to enjoy this incredible destination. The beauty of Mount Charleston is also easily observed by car. Hit the Mount Charleston Scenic Byway for picturesque views of the mountain landscape – and be on the lookout for exciting and rare indigenous wildlife.
Equestrians of all skill levels can enjoy touring the area on horseback. There are plenty of trails designated especially for horseback riders, as well as guided tours for all ages. Saddle up at the Mount Charleston Riding Stable, an establishment that offers trail rides of varying lengths.
Dining and Shopping
If you find yourself in need of essentials while visiting Mount Charleston, stop by the general store at The Resort on Mount Charleston. Also located here is A Cut Above Restaurant — a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.