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Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Hikers at Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead parking

The Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 30 minutes 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 for 15.5 miles to a seemingly unmarked dirt road on the right (Site 1279) that angles away from the road at about 45-degrees.

If the road is missed, there is a "heliport" sign on the left, just past the turnoff. At that point, turn right onto another dirt road and angle back into the parking area.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Hikers departing trailhead parking

Turn right onto Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead access road, which is marked with a carsonite sign as Forest Road 530, and drive northwest for about 250 feet to a wide spot where several dirt roads (including roads 530 and 25871) intersect (Site 1280). There are no trailhead signs; stop before driving under the powerlines. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead provides access to Lower Telephone Canyon Trail, various hiking and bike trails, and miles of old dirt roads.

Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Kyle Canyon Rd at Telephone Canyon Trailhead Rd (view W)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Kyle Canyon Rd at Telephone Canyon Trailhead Rd (view W)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Telephone Canyon Trailhead Rd (USFS Rd 530; view NW)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Telephone Canyon Trailhead parking
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Telephone Canyon Trailhead parking
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Hikers at Telephone Canyon Trailhead parking
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Wide pull-out on left side of trailhead parking
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Start of Lower Telephone Canyon Trail
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
USFS Road 25871 follows the telephone poles east
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Trailhead parking is not far from the pavement (view N)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Alternate access road (view E; coming back down the highway)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Alternate access road (view NE; coming back down the highway)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Heliport sign, on left past the turnoff (view S)
Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead
Heliport sign and road, on left past the turnoff (view SW)

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 Kyle Canyon Rd 651544 4021405 36.32758 115.31167 2,820 Yes
1279 Kyle Cyn Rd at Lower Telephone Cyn Access Rd 628562 4014691 36.27042 115.56873 6,381 GPS
1280 Lower Telephone Canyon Trailhead Parking 628524 4014744 36.27090 115.56915 6,378 GPS

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