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Desert View Overlook Trailhead
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area
Desert View Overlook Trailhead
Desert View Overlook Trailhead

Desert View Overlook Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 1-1/4 hours northwest of Las Vegas.

The easiest way to get there from town is from Kyle Canyon Road (Highway 157). 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).

Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north for 7.4 miles to a paved parking area on the right (east) side of the road (Site 0739). Watch for a sign along the highway.

Approaching the parking area, there is a small sign on the right side of the road and you can see the metal fence on the edge of the parking area. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Desert View Overlook Trailhead
Deer Creek Road, approaching Desert View Overlook Trailhead
Desert Overlook Trailhead
Deer Creek Road highway sign
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Table 1. Highway Coordinates based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (°N) Longitude (°W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (ft) Verified
0667 Highway 95 at Kyle Canyon Rd (Highway 157) 36.3276 115.3117 651544 4021405 2,820 Yes
0727 Kyle Cyn Rd (Hwy 157) at Deer Creek Rd (Hwy 158) 36.2643 115.6021 625575 4013970 6,800 Yes
0739 Desert Overlook trailhead 36.3366 115.6280 623130 4021954 8,208 Yes

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