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Kyle Canyon Picnic Area Day Use

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Summary

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area is a scenic outdoor retreat in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, only 23 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors can explore over 100 springs, hike multiple trails, and take in views of towering canyon walls. There are several picnic sites equipped with tables, grills, and campfire rings. Flush toilets, drinking water, and paved roads are also provided for visitors.

Overview

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area is set in the beautiful Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 23 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding and scenic driving in this forested desert oasis.

Recreation

The 1.6-mile Fletcher Canyon Trail begins nearby. The 1.5 mile long Acastus Trail also passes through the site.

Facilities

This year-round picnic area contains several single and double sites, four of which are accessible. Sites are equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Natural Features

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is a beautiful island in the desert, brimming with breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna. The Bristlecone pine, the world's oldest organism, and the rare Mount Charleston blue butterfly are both found within the Spring Mountains.

More than 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range, making it an ideal place to escape the heat of the city.

The picnic area is set in an open forest of ponderosa pine, mountain mahogany and Gambel oak, which provides partial shade. Manzanita and wild roses dot the landscape. A seasonal stream and the highway parallels the area. Most sites have views of the surrounding towering canyon walls.

Nearby Attractions

More than 60 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the area; two trails allow mountain biking. Rock climbing, picnicking and scenic driving are popular activities.
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