Mount Charleston

Wilderness - Nevada

The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area not only provides relief from the desert environment, but relief from the hot summer heat. The wilderness contains the highest elevations in the Spring Mountains, with the summit of Charleston Peak at 11,918 feet. The area extends completely across the crest of the Spring Mountains and contains 18,000 acres of bristlecone pine, the most extensive stand of these ancient trees to be found in the intermountain region. These trees are valued for their esthetic and scientific purposes and are among the oldest living, non-clonal organisms in the world. About 40 miles of trails cross this area, traversing significant elevation from trailheads to ridge lines. Springs are limited, and there are few running creeks. Trailheads: Griffith Peak, Mt. Charleston South and North loop trails, Mary Jane, Trail Canyon, Cathedral Park, Bristlecone Loop, and Bonanza.

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Visitor Map of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) near Las Vegas in Nevada. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Red Rock Canyon - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) near Las Vegas in Nevada. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Visitor Map of Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Spring Mountains - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Kyle Canyon area in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Humboldt-Toiyabe MVUM - Kyle Canyon 2014

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Kyle Canyon area in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Humboldt-Toiyabe MVUM - Spring Mountains NRA 2014

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (NF) in Nevada. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Official Nevada State Highway Map. Published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT).Nevada State - Nevada State Highway Map

Official Nevada State Highway Map. Published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT).

Mount Charleston Wilderness https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/nevada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Charleston_Wilderness The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area not only provides relief from the desert environment, but relief from the hot summer heat. The wilderness contains the highest elevations in the Spring Mountains, with the summit of Charleston Peak at 11,918 feet. The area extends completely across the crest of the Spring Mountains and contains 18,000 acres of bristlecone pine, the most extensive stand of these ancient trees to be found in the intermountain region. These trees are valued for their esthetic and scientific purposes and are among the oldest living, non-clonal organisms in the world. About 40 miles of trails cross this area, traversing significant elevation from trailheads to ridge lines. Springs are limited, and there are few running creeks. Trailheads: Griffith Peak, Mt. Charleston South and North loop trails, Mary Jane, Trail Canyon, Cathedral Park, Bristlecone Loop, and Bonanza.

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