Place:Mount Charleston, Clark, Nevada, United States

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NameMount Charleston
Alt namesCharleston Parksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS32002207
Las Vegas Mountain Parksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS32002207
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates36.258°N 115.635°W
Located inClark, Nevada, United States
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Mount Charleston is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 357 at the 2010 census.

Named for Mount Charleston, the highest point in the area, the town is in a valley of the Spring Mountains to the northwest of Las Vegas, noted for its hiking trails, and for the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. At an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, temperatures are much lower than in Las Vegas, which has an elevation of about 2,000 feet, making it a popular place for Las Vegans to escape the heat. The mean high temperature is 20.4 degrees cooler than in Las Vegas.

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