Raul Jusinto

Spring Mountains


Spring Mountains

Old Town

Mt Charleston

Camp Lee Canyon

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Cold Creek Ranch
"Cold Creek Ranch Historic Site, Springs Mountains National Recreation Area, Cold Creek, Nevada. " by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Tecopa Charcoal Kilns
Three charcoal kilns were built on present-day Wheeler Pass Road in 1875. They were used until 1910. Currently, the remains of the unpreserved charcoal kilns still exist. Photograph of kiln in Wheeler Canyon, Pahrump (Nev.), 1950s. Dorothy Dorothy Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Original cropped by Raul Jusinto.

Camp Foxtail
Camp Foxtail opened in 1951 and served as a campground for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. It closed in 2017 due to costly maintenance repairs and the preservation of the endangered Mt. Charleston Blue Butterfly.

Mount Charleston Lodge
The original Mount Charleston Lodge opened in 1915 and was destroyed by a fire in 1961. The Mount Charleston Lodge pictured above was built in the early 1960s and was destroyed by a fire in 2021. "Mount Charleston." by kennejima is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Color corrections by Raul Jusinto.

Camp Lee Canyon
Camp Lee Canyon. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brownstone Canyon
Brownstone Canyon. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mt Potosi
Mount Potosi. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "Mount Potosi seen from the east" by Stan Shebs is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area marker reads:

Once an island in an ancient sea, these forested mountains now stand as an island in the desert.

At 11,918 feet, Charleston Peak is the third highest in Nevada. It was named in 1869 by a U.S. Army mapmaker after his home town of Charleston, South Carolina....

Nuwuvi Working Group 2009 marker reads:

It is a place that is alive and has power. The land has feelings to greet you, eyes to see you, and ears to hear you. It talks from every place in your sight. All of the plants, animals, rocks, water, snow, and air in this landscape are living and need to be in balance to remain healthy.

To sustain this balance, we treat all being with the utmost respect, as we have since the beginning of time. We are inseparable from these mountains, which are powerful, yet delicate. Our language and songs resonate through the springs, trees, rocks, and animals. We harvest resources here and renew our cultural and familial ties.

Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) continue to care for this land as we have for thousands of years, long before it became a National Recreation Area. We, along with the U.S. Forest Service, actively strive to keep the land in balance in culturally appropriate ways. Although you may not see us, you will surely hear our voices and feel our presence.

Take a moment to get acquainted with this special place and allow it to know you. Use your senses and open your heart. This is a landscape where your spirit can be replenished and you can learn valuable lessons…

State Route 156 (Lee Canyon Road), State Route 157 (Kyle Canyon road), and State Route 158 (Deer Creek Road), are listed as Nevada Scenic Byways.

Located at the Spring Mountains.