The Spring Mountains are a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and are administered by the USDA Forest Service. The National Recreation Area (NRA) encompasses low meadows from 3,000 feet elevation to Mount Charleston which reaches 11,918 feet in elevation. The area is home to several plant and animal species that are threatened and the protected Mount Charleston Wilderness area is almost completely enclosed within the Spring Mountains NRA. Because of the elevation changes the Spring Mountains offers recreational activities all year round; from skiing and snow play in the winter to hiking and picnicking in the summer.
The following links can help you further explore the exciting recreational opportunities in the Spring Mountains NRA:
U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountains NRA
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort
The following link takes you to an amazing slide show, showing all the seasonal splendors of the Spring Mountains NRA.
Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Spring Mountains NRA