Activities at Mount Charleston

Monday July 27, 2020

Activities at Mount Charleston
Activities at Mount Charleston

Mount Charleston offers year-round activities for the whole family. It hosts a Visitor Center, education programs, picnic areas, trails, amphitheatres, the nation’s first Cold War memorial, and some of the nation’s most beloved natural scenery. What exactly can you do during your visit to Mt. Charleston? Hiking Trails for all skill levels are offered, including a wheelchair-accessible trail. From little ones to seasoned hiking adults, you will find the right trail for you. Hiking tours are also offered that educate you on the beauty you encounter on these trails. Themed interpretive hikes and popular night hikes can be a blast. Snowshoe hikes are also offered for the snowy months. Learning Learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife, and ecology of these mountains through Mt. Charleston’s various educational programs, from interpretive explorations to theme tours for adults, and Junior Ranger programs and Science Safaris for younger visitors. You can also attend art workshops for varying ages and skill levels. Winter Fun This is a great place to take the family during the chilly season. You can hike and play in the snow and get a gorgeous natural experience unlike any other. Picnicking This is a wonderful way to spend time with your family while appreciating Mt. Charleston. Some picnic areas can hold a small family or hundreds of people. Driving You don’t even have to leave your car to get breathtaking mountain views. With its sweeping views, photo ops, and rest stops, Mt. Charleston is ideal for taking a casual drive with the family. Biking Some trails are also bike-able, as long as you are mindful of those around you. Climbing What better way to immerse yourself in this environment than to climb through it? You can explore the limestone Spring Mountains while climbing their cliffs. Horseback Riding This is also possible, as long as you follow feeding and riding guidelines! Dining You'll need to replenish your energy with all the fun you've had! Visit the Mount Charleston Lodge. It's gorgeous and cozy in the wintertime - a great place to have some delicious, warming food with the family! To plan your visit to Mt. Charleston, visit

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