Place:Mount Charleston, Clark, Nevada, United States


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 nearby Mount Charleston, the highest point in Clark County, 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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