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Kyle Canyon NV
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Posted By: SpecialK, 05-06-2013, 09:15 PM

Not far NW of Las Vegas is Kyle Canyon, which leads to Mt Charleston. I had seen some pix on Google Earth, and I wanted to check it out. Park at the little lot at the intersection of Kyle Canyon and Harris Springs road.


Follow a gravel road to the southwest along the cliffs for perhaps 1/2 mile. (You can drive most of it with a pickup truck or better).


You probably won't get quite this far in your car, but the gravel road sort of ends here.


You continue into this slot.




This is the other side.


Continue through another slot.




You come out on a fairly open area between some cliffs.


Rock blob.


There are some more trails you can take here.




This is "A" arch.


If you go more to the right, it makes an almost perfect "A".


Weathering.


Mt Charleston is not far up the canyon at about 7,500 ft elevation, though on this day it was about 80 degrees.

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05-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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Interesting terrain you hiked through Kyle, at the end could you see down into the valley. Love the formations you photographed.
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Interesting terrain you hiked through Kyle, at the end could you see down into the valley. Love the formations you photographed.
I probably could have made it in my Celica, but after my adventure near Needles (axle deep in sand), I err on the side of caution :-)
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I probably could have made it in my Celica, but after my adventure near Needles (axle deep in sand), I err on the side of caution :-)
with all of your adventures Kyle, you got to get a 4X4. BTW, we had a storm come through yesterday and looking up at Charleston, they got quite a bit of snow up there.

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with all of your adventures Kyle, you got to get a 4X4. BTW, we had a storm come through yesterday and looking up at Charleston, they got quite a bit of snow up there.
The better the vehicle, the further from civilization will you break down...
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I've never been up there other than to go snow boarding at Mt Charleston. I hear there are a couple waterfalls. I wonder if theres any water left.... TFS!
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I've never been up there other than to go snow boarding at Mt Charleston. I hear there are a couple waterfalls. I wonder if theres any water left.... TFS!
I did not see any signs of water in the canyon, or anywhere in Nevada for that matter :-) I must have missed the storm...

I looked around the area on google earth, but I didn't see any photos of waterfalls. Maybe the other side of the mountain.
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Bleak terrain. Unforgiving landscape. Well captured.

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Bleak terrain. Unforgiving landscape. Well captured.
Thanks you. It's actually a pretty neat area and could be further explored.
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Very nice Kyle, I need to get out of my comfort zone and plan for something like this, Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice Kyle, I need to get out of my comfort zone and plan for something like this, Thanks for sharing!
This is an easy hike - about a mile or so round trip, all flat. Just a 5-hour drive to get there :-)
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