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Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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Spring Mountains
National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
LocationClark / Nye counties, Nevada, United States
Nearest cityLas Vegas, Nevada
Coordinates36°16′18″N 115°41′40″W / 36.27167°N 115.69444°W / 36.27167; -115.69444
Area316,000 acres (494 sq mi; 1,280 km2)
EstablishedAugust 4, 1993
Governing bodyUnited States Forest Service
WebsiteSpring Mountains National Recreation Area

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is a U.S. National Recreation Area, administered by the U.S. Forest Service, west of Las Vegas, Nevada. It covers over 316,000 acres (494 sq mi; 1,280 km2). The area runs from low meadows (around 3,000 feet or 910 meters above sea level), to the 11,918-foot (3,633 m) Mount Charleston. The SMNRA is a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It adjoins the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which is administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is home to several plant and animal species that are threatened. This was the driving force to create the Mount Charleston Wilderness area.

The SMNRA offers activities such as hiking, picnicking, and skiing at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

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  • ✪ Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • ✪ Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Your Journey Starts Here
  • ✪ Shelter along The Appalachian Trail (Smoky Mountains National Park)
  • ✪ Hiking Fletcher Canyon, Spring Mountains, Nevada
  • ✪ Las Vegas, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park


(Music throughout) Well, welcome to the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Visitor Gateway. We are approximately 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. In the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area which is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Which is the largest forest in the lower 48. This is a brand new visitor facility and it is really unique because it not only connects visitors to what's available to do on the mountain on the national forest, but it also interprets the rich cultural and social history of the mountain including the native american tribes sacred affiliation with the mountain as the place where creation occurred. And then also it interprets the story of a tragic plane crash that happened on the mountain back in 1955 that involved scientists and military folks that were working in secret over at area 51 which is not far from here. To be able to gather intelligence and hope they prevent a nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union. So we interpret that story here at the visitor center and as well as that is a key component of a national memorial to the cold war which is also located here. So we designed the gateway discovery center as we call it to help visitors discover the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area and all that it has to offer. And we designed it so that it welcomes you and at the same time urges you to keep coming into the site to discover what's ahead. And so we have things like trail systems that encourage you to wander about and discover and guide you to the various features around the visitor center including the main building. As well as numerous overlooks, outdoor features, including two amphitheaters, where we actually have programs on a regular basis. And then we have an education building that is available for rental by all kinds of groups that might come up here. So when you arrive at the visitor center, you can not only enjoy the exhibits in the visitor center, and the monuments and memorials, but this is actually a jumping off place for hiking, mountain biking. When you visit the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, there are a lot of opportunities for all abilities. That's one of the unique things about this site. Is the capacity to engage a visitor who doesn't want to go very far from their car, doesn't want to go very far from the structure, to a trail that goes all the way down to this valley or even up on the other side of the valley or if you're really strenuous, to the top of the cliff. This is the only place where all those needs can be served in one place. We actually feature a total of about fifty miles of trails that are accessible right from the visitor center. As well as day use picnic areas. So if you want to come up here to enjoy the facilities and then have a picnic lunch with family and friends, that's available right here as well. So the visitor center was designed to provide information on the rest of the opportunities and facilities on the mountain as well. We have several dozen developed recreation facilites including campgrounds, trail heads, day use areas, picnic areas, and you can find out all abou them. And so here at the visitor center you can find the right type of facility and right type of experience you are looking at. And go right there instead of wondering around on the mountain and wondering what there is to do here in the Spring Mountains. One of the main components of the visitor center that we designed it around is the mission of the Forest Service which is to serve people and care for the land. So everything here will help the visitor appreciate the landscape here, enjoy it, find the opportunity they are looking for, and also hopefully instill in them a desire to care for this special place and leave it the way they found it so their children and grandchildren can enjoy it just as we are enjoying it today.



The area was first named the Charleston Forest Reserve in 1906.

Additional land was added in 1989 to bring the area up to the current 316,000+ acres (1,279 km2). The area was designated as Spring Mountains National Recreation Area by the U.S. Congress in 1993.


Mountain Biking

  • Bristlecone Trail
  • Lower Bristlecone Trailhead
  • Sawmill Trailhead
  • Upper Bristlecone Trailhead


  • Fletcher View Campground
  • Hilltop Campground
  • Kyle Canyon Road
  • McWilliams Campground
  • Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway


  • Kyle Canyon Road
  • Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail (S. Loop)
  • Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
  • North Loop Trail


  • Bonanza Trail
  • Cathedral Rock Connector Trail
  • Cathedral Rock Trail
  • Cathedral Rock Trailhead
  • Echo Trailhead
  • Fletcher Canyon Trail
  • Fletcher Canyon Trailhead
  • Griffith Peak Trail
  • Griffith Peak Trailhead
  • Kyle Canyon Road
  • Lower Bristlecone Trailhead
  • Mary Jane Falls Trail
  • Mary Jane Trailhead
  • Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail (S. Loop)
  • Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
  • North Loop Trail
  • North Loop Trailhead
  • Robbers Roost Trailhead
  • Sawmill Loop Trail
  • Sawmill Ridge Route Trail
  • Sawmill Trailhead
  • Trail Canyon Trail
  • Trail Canyon Trailhead
  • Upper Bristlecone Trail
  • Upper Bristlecone Trailhead


  • Cathedral Rock Picnic Site
  • Deer Creek Picnic Site
  • Kyle Canyon Picnic Area
  • Kyle Canyon Road
  • Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway
  • Old Mill Picnic Site
  • Sawmill Trailhead

Areas for Group Picnicking at Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Office

  • Foxtail Group Picnic Site
  • Kyle Canyon Picnic Area

Winter Sports



  1. ^ "Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Office". USDA Forest Service.

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