|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
This strenuous nine-miler starts just south of the town of Mt. Charleston. Hike southeast on rocky trail that crosses an aspen-filled avalanche chute twice, then switchbacks up 450 feet in half a mile. After a brief respite at mile two, the trail ramps up for the next two miles to the summit ridge and the half-mile homestretch. From the 11,060-foot summit, you’ll score views of the often-snowy Telescope Peak (the highest point in Death Valley) and the tops of the sandstone bluffs in Red Rock Canyon.
-Mapped by Chelise Simmons