Mt. Charleston Wilderness
Located in the Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada.
The Mount Charleston Wilderness, barely 40 miles out of downtown Las Vegas, offers 43,000 acres of unroaded wilderness. It is located in the Spring Mountain Range centered around the 11,918-foot Charleston Peak, the second highest peak on the Forest. The area is accessible by Highways 156, 157, 158 and several low grade dirt roads that surround the mountain. The Mount Charleston Wilderness contains 18,000 acres of bristlecone pine, the most extensive stand of these ancient trees in the Intermountain Region. Its high, cool, forested mountain landscape is in sharp contrast to the surrounding desert landscape, much like an oasis.
For more information contact: The Toiyabe National Forest
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