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The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway site is a 128-acre complex developed on reclaimed land from a golf course into public buildings, trails, exhibits, and more.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Overview
New technology and ancient wisdom have been merged to create a building that uses natural and sustainable energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint while offering an information desk, engaging exhibits, and a must-shop bookstore.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Location
The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway is located at 2525 Kyle Canyon Rd, Mt Charleston, NV 89124.
The operational hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, except for some holidays and during major weather events.
There phone number is (702) 872-5486.
Pinion & Ponderosa Group Picnic Areas
Each of these side-by-side sites offers 40+ seating, dual charcoal grills, a large fire pit, a power outlet, lights, and sweeping views of Kyle Canyon.
The sites can be reserved here from spring through fall, and winter rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis at the desk inside the Visitor Center at the Gateway.
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Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial
The Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Memorial honors thousands of individuals who lost their lives while working covertly for the United States government during the Cold War, including 14 people on a fatal United States Air Force flight that crashed on Charleston Peak in 1955.
In addition to the monuments at the Memorial, the Pack Rat Trail that begins at the Gateway has a scope to view the crash site.
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Seven Stones Plaza
The seven Southern Pauite tribes of the southwest, known as Nuwuvi, consider the Spring Mountains to be the place of creation and tribal members continue to visit and honor this sacred place.
The plaza celebrates this heritage and invites visitors to open their senses and truly experience the land.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Education Building
Programs for all ages are offered year-round.
Mt Charleston & Kyle Amphitheaters
The small and colorful Kyle Amphitheater is where you’ll find the start of their Junior Ranger programs.
The larger Mt Charleston Amphitheater hosts concerts for up to 300 people year-round.
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Mt. Charleston Hiking Trails
The Gateway is the start of trails for all skill levels.
The Kunav Huveap is a stroller-friendly loop around the site.
Three trails begin at the Gateway, wind down into Kyle wash, and on to various destinations and views: Pack Rat Trail, Escarpment Trail, and Acastus Trail.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.