Beat the Heat at Mount Charleston near Las Vegas

(Offered Only May 1-September 30)

Too hot to hike down in the desert near Vegas? No problem! A short forty five minute drive from the center of Las Vegas and we will be hiking in a beautiful Alpine environment where the temperature is an average of 20 degrees cooler than in Las Vegas.

A Note About Altitude: You need to be in reasonably good physical condition for these beat-the-heat Mt. Charleston hikes, well hydrated that morning, no medical issues and a demonstrated history of not having major altitude adjustment issues, as the adjustment from 2,000 feet of Las Vegas to 7,000- 8,000 feet plus in a short period of time is a bit of a shock to the body and can affect some people more than others.

We will pace ourselves according to the hikers’ conditioning and will not push. The rule is if one is too out of breath to have a comfortable conversation while hiking it is time for a break, and if you start feeling lightheaded, get a headache, or show any signs of altitude adjustment sickness, are not feeling well at any time, we will turn around and come home and drive immediately down to lower elevation.

Mary Jane Falls near Mount Charleston NV

Mt. Charleston Hiking

We have a number of Mount Charleston hikes for you to chose from. Each of these has its own beauty and difficulty level!

This beautiful Alpine trail in the Mt. Charleston wilderness begins with ponderosa and white fir, but soon enters a grove of beautiful aspen trees.

This unique and beautiful trail in the Mount Charleston area starts with an amazing view of rocky cliffs in the distance.

Mary Jane Falls is located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation area, which is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.