Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
Overview – Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Hours of Operation
9am-4pm, except for some holidays and during major weather events.
Why Visit The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway?
The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway is an important first stop for developing your Mt. Charleston Wilderness overall strategy. I passed the Visitor Gateway for seven years on the way to various adventures in The Spring Mountains! Upon finally stopping to view The Visitor Gateway, it was with some level of regret to realize that I had missed valuable information on The Spring Mountains including Geology, Plants, Animals, History and much more to be had at The Gateway. This would have added to the experience of every adventure during those seven years.
The Acastus Trail with it’s informative displays is also a great initial introduction to The Mt. Charleston Wilderness and The Spring Mountains.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Features
The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway is a sprawling complex with a number of features:
- Detailed Interpretive Displays (Main Building and Around the Complex)
- Books and Souvenirs (Main Building)
- Helpful Rangers for Ideas of What to Do and for All Your Questions (Main Building)
- C-54 November 17, 1955 Air Crash Memorial (Behind the Main Building)
- Two Beautiful Amphitheaters (Behind the Main Building)
- Educational Building
- Group and Family Picnic Areas
- Escarpment and Acastus Trailheads (In the Wash Below The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway
The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway was once the clubhouse for a golf course, which explains the presence of so many surrounding features and the nice asphalt trail system in the wash below.
Event Calendar for The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway
View the updated online Event Calendar for The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway. Just looking at the month of May, one year, I saw these events with links for information:
- Trail Host Orientation
- Trail Host Training
- Las Vegas Science & Tech
- Annual Spring Cleaning
- Trail Host Day
- Jr. Ranger Leave No Trace
- Spring Birding Hike
- National Trails Day Hike
- Bird Safari
- Spring Mountain Local Butterfly Hunt
Events are always being added and updated, and new events are offered month by month, so check the event calendar for the latest opportunities.
Directions – Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
Take Hwy 95 North from Las Vegas for about 25 miles. Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road at the Kyle Canyon Road Exit on Hwy 95. Take Kyle Canyon Road about 20 miles. As you near Charleston Village you will see The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway to your left. Access via the traffic circle on Kyle Canyon Road.