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Mountain Springs

Mountain Springs

Mountain Springs is a small town located on the Mountain Springs Summit in southern Nevada. Its location makes it accessible to both Pahrump and Las Vegas using Highway 160.

The town’s history has its roots in 1844, when John C. Fremont, a renowned explorer, discovered a route that linked the Virgin River and Resting Springs.

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The use of the Mountain Springs Summit at the time opened up the area to wagon trains en route to the neighboring states of California and Utah.

Spring Mountains are one of the area’s key attractions; aptly named for its numbers of springs. Within this range, Mount Charleston marks the high point, with the area surrounding the mountain’s peak referred to as the Mount Charleston Wilderness.

The wilderness is most popularly known for its bristlecone pine trees – the largest collection of its kind in the Intermountain West. Most notably, the wilderness provides a natural habitat for the Rocky Mountain Elk. This is a unique species of the deer family and one of the region’s most wondrous sightings for nature lovers.

What’s more, the region features more than 40 miles of trails, most of which are easily accessible from Mount Charleston. Perfect for a day in the wild outdoors, the area is popular for activities such as hiking, nature walks, and cycling.

The Lee Canyon Ski and Snowboard Resort is also located close to Mountain Springs – located at the base of Lee Peak and just 50 miles from Downtown Las Vegas. With more than 385 acres of skiable surface, it is easy to see why this is a popular destination. The resort’s amenities include trails specially designed for snowboarding and downhill skiing, multiple lifts, and a terrain park for freestyle skiing.

The resort also includes many off-slope amenities, which include the Big Horn Café and Bristlecone Bar for meals and drinks, as well as the Pro Shop. The latter sells and rents out ski and snowboarding gear for great convenience.

Mountain Springs provides the perfect winter getaway in Nevada. Click on the links below to check out the range of hotels and resorts in and around Mountain Springs in Nevada.

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