Deer Creek Rd, Mummy Springs, Raintree, Fletcher Peak Circuit Adventure | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Deer Creek Road - Fletcher/Mummy Circuit | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

This comprehensive circuit adventure covers most of the entire Eastern section of the Mt. Charleston Wilderness including the canyon off Deer Creek Road at the base of Mummy’s Head, the ridge leading up the left (East) side of that canyon to the very Northeastern tip of Mummy Mountain’s mid and highest section (Mummy’s Tummy), the route across the wilderness at the base of Mummy’s Eastern cliffs to Mummy Springs, then on to Raintree and the intersection of the North Loop Trail, the brief stretch of the North Loop Trail to its intersection with Fletcher Peak Trail, the summit of Fletcher Peak, then the return past Raintree and Mummy Springs to the Cougar Ridge Trail and finally the descent back to Deer Creek Picnic Area and Deer Creek Road where the adventure began. Route Details: 15-18 mi / Approx 8,000ft > 10,500ft; **Some Trail > Some Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Mummy Mountain’s Head from Deer Creek Rd | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Mummy Mountain’s Head from Deer Creek Rd | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

The Eastern approach to Mummy Mountain described in this article offers unique and spectacular views of the entire East side of Mummy Mountain from Head to Toes, along with Cougar Ridge and the North Loop Trail Ridge including Fletcher Peak in the background. La Madre Mountain, the Air Force radar installation on Angel Peak, and the Sheep Range are clearly seen along with glimpses of Centennial Hills. In addition, I stumbled upon the old “Superheroes Trail”. Route details: 10 mi / Approx. 8,000 > 11,000ft **Wilderness, No Trail** Click image or title above for more…

01 Mt Charleston Wilderness Deer Creek Road Trails Overview | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Mt Charleston Wilderness | Deer Creek Road Trails | Wilderness Windows Overview

Deer Creek Road is the passage way between the two major canyons in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness: Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon. There are a number of trailheads on Deer Creek Road to wilderness destinations. In addition there are recreational camping and picnicking destinations on Deer Creek Road along with youth camps. So, as you breeze along Deer Creek Road on your way between Kyle and Lee Canyons, watch for trailheads that lead to a premier rock climbing destination, the main Mt. Charleston North Loop Trail and “back door” hidden access to the vast, beautiful, secluded wilderness area surrounding Mummy Mountain. Best time of year for adventures here: Early Summer to Mid-Fall. Temperatures at the higher elevations are usually in the mid-70s even when Las Vegas Valley is up to 115 degrees! Expect to navigate snow at other times of the year. Follow thumbnail images to view the details you will need to plan your adventures here. Click image or title above for more…