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CATHEDRAL ROCK PICNIC AREA, NV

Photo: CATHEDRAL ROCK PICNIC AREA
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cathedral Rock Group Picnic Area is located at the top of beautiful Kyle Canyon in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, just 30 miles from Las Vegas. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding and scenic driving in this forested desert oasis.

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.

Over 100 springs create the namesake for the mountain range, creating the perfect place to escape the heat of the city.

The picnic area is set among a forest of ponderosa pine, white fir, aspen, mountain mahogany and Gambel oak, which provides partial shade. The area affords views of the surrounding Spring Mountains.

Recreation:

Numerous hiking trails begin within the picnic area, including Cathedral Rock Trail and South Loop-Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail. The Spring Mountains Visitor Center is a 10-minute drive down the canyon, with guided hikes and educational programs.

Facilities:

The picnic area is for day-use only. Two group sites are available, both with large picnic tables, serving tables, grills and cement site pads. Parking areas are paved. Vault toilets, drinking water, trash collection are provided.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • The path from the parking area to the picnic does not currently support accessibility standards; a ramp is available but it can be very difficult to maneuver
  • This is a day-use facility only; no overnight camping
  • Single-family picnic sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please call (702)515-5400 to check current fire restrictions
  • Click here for more info about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.25667, -115.64389
36°15'24"N, 115°38'38"W

From Las Vegas, Nevada, take Highway 95 north to junction with Highway 157/Kyle Canyon. Turn left and travel approximately 21 miles to the picnic area at the end of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CATHEDRAL ROCK PICNIC AREA
TOIYABE
NV

Phone Number:

Information: (702)872-5577
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