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Deer Creek Trailhead
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area
Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Trailhead
Trailhead and Trail Information sign

Deer Creek Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston) on Deer Creek Road between Kyle and Lee Canyons, about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

From town, drive north on Highway 95 to Kyle Canyon Road (Highway 157; Table 1, Site 0667). Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road and drive west, past the Spring Mountains Visitor Center, for 17.1 miles to Deer Creek Road (Highway 158; Site 0727).

Link to Trailhead Map.

Deer Creek Trailhead
Beginning of the trail as it leaves the highway

Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north for 5.5 miles to a large paved parking area on the right (east) side of the road (Site 1039). Watch for the highway sign. The turn into the parking area is just around a curve, so watch for hikers crossing the road. Park here; this is the trailhead.

The trail is on the left (west) side of the road; but for drivers, it is easy to miss signs on the left because the road is curving to the right and drivers will be looking to the right. After parking, look back to see the trail signs.

Deer Creek Trailhead provides access the Deer Creek Picnic Area and trails ranging farther up Deer Creek, including a direct route to the east face of Mummy Mountain.

Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Road approaching Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Road highway sign
Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Trailhead sign
Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Trailhead sign, restroom, and information sign
Deer Creek Trailhead Deer Creek Trailhead
Deer Creek Trailhead
Beginning of trail (view SW from parking)
Deer Creek Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view NE from beginning of trail)
Deer Creek Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view NE from trail)
Deer Creek Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view S)

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0667 Hwy 95 at Hwy 157 651544 4021405 36.32758 115.31167 2,820 Yes
0727 Kyle Cyn Rd at Deer Creek Rd 625575 4013970 36.26431 115.60209 6,800 Yes
1039 Deer Creek Picnic Area Parking 623838 4019495 36.31433 115.62055 8,263 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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