At 11,915 feet, Charleston Peak is the highest point in southern Nevada. When temperatures soar in Las Vegas, the mountain air will be a pleasant 20–25 degrees cooler.
The Ride (87 miles): On US 95, head north from Las Vegas for 30 miles to Lee Canyon Road (SR 156). Follow Lee Canyon west up the mountain for 15 miles and turn left on Deer Creek Road (SR 158). After nine miles turn left on Kyle Canyon Road (SR 157) and follow it back to US 95 for 17 miles. From US 95, it’s only 16 miles south back to Las Vegas.