Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
The Spring Mountain National Recreation Area (SMNRA) encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. Part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, better known to locals as Mount Charleston, the SMNRA is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas. Enjoy snow-capped mountain peaks that are surrounded by hardy desert and home to 58 sensitive plants and animals found only in this special area. No matter what outdoor preference, the panoramic ranges provide a quick getaway and a haven for solitude. Recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, sightseeing, bird-watching, and more. Information Center is open June through August 9am - 5pm, September through May 10am - 4pm.