Mount Charleston

Mount Charleston: An alpine getaway from Vegas

Experience the mountains while visiting Las Vegas! Mount Charleston is a year-round adventure playground – one that’s exciting, affordable and very close. Located about 42 miles from the Strip via U.S. Highway 95 north and State Route 157 west, the scenic area is set in the Spring Mountains, which are…

Take a hike in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com For outdoor enthusiasts, Vegas might not seem like a place with a lot to offer, but there’s more to this city than meets the eye. Vegas is located in a valley, and the surrounding mountains provide hikers with a multitude of trails and beautiful scenery. Whether you…

Outdoor winter activities around Vegas

Vegas is surrounded by natural beauty that calls for spending time outdoors. Thanks to the area’s mild winter weather, there are plenty of things to do during the daytime. Here are some: Springs Preserve The Preserve is home to exhibits, galleries, hiking trails, outdoor entertainment, and an eight-acre garden that…

There’s fun in the snow in Las Vegas

People may not believe you. They may even call you crazy. But it’s true: Las Vegas has its share of snow in the mountains during the winter months. You’ll be surprised how many locals spend the day snowboarding, skiing, sledding and tubing. And since it’s only 30 to 45 minutes…