A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a 90-minute horseback trail ride from Mount Charleston Trail Rides (a $60 value).
Located in the majestic mountains that overlook the Las Vegas Valley, Mount Charleston Trail Rides has been leading memorable excursions through majestic scenery for more than 30 years. The professional guides of Mount Charleston Trail Rides lead adventurous steed captains during 90-minute expeditions through the Kyle Canyon Trail atop amiable horses. Sightseeing travelers of all riding levels mosey along the Mount Charleston foothills and up the canyon, accompanied by thoughtful horses that deliver fun facts in fluent Whinny. At 6,100 feet above sea level and a 35-minute drive from the Strip, the area is usually about 30 degrees cooler than Las Vegas and 175 degrees cooler than a burning magazine, so dress accordingly.
Mount Charleston Trail Rides
Whinnies of anticipation can often be heard from the stables of Mount Charleston Trail Rides, where well-mannered horses and ponies wait to ferry riders down trails flanked by whistling ponderosa pines, junipers, and aspens. Led by cowboy guides, small groups hop into saddles and embark on scenic explorations of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and its surrounding areas. With crisp air that normally averages 30 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley, the foothills and canyons offer a welcome respite from the heat of the desert. When the temperatures dip too low for horseback rides, the ranch keeps its trusty steeds busy with carriage rides, sleigh rides, and a Sadie Hawkins dance with unicorns from the neighboring forest.