Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway

Mt. Charleston, Nevada
Mt. Charleston from along Kyle Canyon Road
Bristlecone Trail, Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada

SR 156 (Lee Canyon Road), SR 158 (Deer Creek Road) and part of SR 157 (Kyle Canyon Road) form a loop that connects US 95 with Mt. Charleston (11,918'). This is an area of rugged mountains and great scenery. There are several campgrounds and trailheads in the area, plus access to the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. There's a grove of bristlecone pines up here that ranks among the world's oldest living things. Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway is open year-round except for occasional weather closures in the winter.

The views are great and there are quite few hiking trails in the Mount Charleston Wilderness and the surrounding Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Lee Canyon, Spring Mountains, Nevada
In the Lee Canyon area
Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway area mapRed Rock Canyon RoadRed Rock Canyon Back Country BywaySpring Mountain Ranch State ParkLas Vegas Ski and Snowboard AreaRainbow Mountain WildernessLa Madre Mountain WildernessMount Charleston Wilderness
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Photos are courtesy of the National Forest Service. Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!
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