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Mt. Charleston: Lee Canyon

July 15, 2011

The lesser know area of Mount Charleston (Kyle Canyon) is the northern canyon of Lee Canyon, home the the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. The hiking in this area is limited to the spectacular 6.1-mile Bristlecone Trail. Along this trail, hikers find ancient bristlecone trees, battered by cold temperatures and fierce wind. Some of these trees might be as old as 5,000 years!

The Lee Canyon Ski Area is born in 1964 when the US Forest Service issues a Special Use Permit in order to provide winter recreation options in Southern Nevada. From downtown Las Vegas: Take U.S. Highway 95 north approx. 30 miles to Hwy 156, Lee Canyon.  Follow Hwy 156 17 miles to the resort. The highway ends at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

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On the Deer Creek Highway, which crosses from Lee Canyon to Kyle Canyon.

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Lee Canyon Meadow- great place to play in the winter- lots of snow

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End of the Road- Lee Canyon:Helicopter landing pad/parking lot
(Mummy Mountain in the background)

Click for Hi-res 360 photo : Lee Canyon : copyright lasvegas360.comAround Lee Canyon

Click for Hi-res 360 photo : Lee Canyon : copyright lasvegas360.comMummy Mountain is the 2nd highest peak in southern Nevada (11528 ft /3514 m)

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Click for Hi-res 360 photo : Lee Canyon : copyright lasvegas360.com Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (Summer)

US Forest Service sign for Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

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