SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 1/22/21
US Forest Service weather alert: 1/22/21
Weather patterns in the Spring Mountains can be drastically different than what the Las Vegas Valley experiences. We don't have sufficiant snow for snowplay right now, but the ski area has made snow and our Snow Season page has all you need to know for a safe visit, and the Weather page offers multiple tools, tips and webcams to monitor conditions and forecasts. ALWAYS check nvroads.com (zoom to the area) for road conditions during active weather events.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES ARE IN EFFECT:
Year-round fire restrictions are in effect on the SMNRA: No campfires or stove fires within 1 mile around Upper Kyle and Lee Canyons, Cold Creek community including Pond area, Mountain Springs community, Trout Canyon community, Lovel Canyon community and Coal Springs community.
Cottonwood Fire has a closure order in effect: details, links, and map here
Mahagony Fire has a 7200acre closure order in effect: details, links, and map here
* Drone use is prohibited during active fires
Please note that additional fire restrictions may apply. For more information or clarification on individual agency restrictions, visit www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures. Violation of these prohibitions is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.
Parking on the mountain is limited and will be monitored. When roadside parking, ALL tires must be over the white line. There are approximately 60 legal parking spaces open in Kyle Canyon and 40 in Lee Canyon. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the numerous undeveloped sites on lower SR 156, lower SR 157, and SR 158 if recreating on the mountain.
(open unless noted otherwise):
- Bristlecone, Lower (unpaved road may be inaccessible with snow)
- Bristlecone, Upper (parking fee in winter, reservation required)
- Cathedral Rock/South Loop/Griffith Peak (trailhead closed, access available at Echo)
- Deer Creek
- Desert View Overlook
- Echo (gravel trailhead parking lot, unplowed in winter)
- Fletcher Canyon/Eagle's Nest/Acastus
- Harris Spring to Griffith Peak (unpaved, may be inaccessible with snow)
- Mahogany CCC (trailhead closed for the winter season)
- Mary Jane Falls (trailhead unpaved, may be closed with snow, access from Echo)
- North Loop/Rain Tree
- Pack Rat/Escarpment/Acastus (park at Cliffrose and walk to Gateway to access)
- Robber's Roost
- Trail Canyon (trailhead unpaved, may be closed with snow, access from Echo)
Deer Creek (Free, first come first serve, open dawn to dusk)
Sawmill (Free, first come first serve, open dawn to dusk)
Old Mill (closed, may open for winter activities with enough snow)
Foxtail Group Picnic Area (closed, may open for winter activities with enough snow)
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area (closed for winter)
SMVG Group Picnic Area (closed due to Covid-19)
*All Federal Public Lands Pass (Access Pass, Military Pass, Senior Pass, Annual Parks Pass, and Every Kid in a Park Pass) holders are permitted free usage at single sites at all day use picnic areas except for SMVG, Foxtail, and Cathedral Group Picnic Areas. Pass must be present and its information must be filled out on a fee envelope and deposited in the fee tube at the Self-Service pay station.
Hilltop Campground (Closed for renovations)
Mahogany Grove Group Campground (Closed for winter)
*Access and Senior Federal Public Lands Pass holders are permitted 50% off at single sites. Pass must be present and its information must be filled out on a fee envelope and deposited in the fee tube at the Self-Service pay station.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway:
CLOSED until further notice
We are following the agency and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort
Open for the winter season: Reservations will be necessary for PARKING & ALL ACTIVITIES
Visit their website for details
*** find updates throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter accounts
*No programs will be scheduled until Nevada enters the Phase 3 of reopening. For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*For any inquiries pertaining to setting up a volunteer event, volunteering opportunities, etc., please email email@example.com
(response to all inquiries is generally from Wednesday-Sunday)
If you head up, remember to dispose of your trash responsibly!