Las Vegas is home of theme hotels, shops, restaurants, shows, concerts, and casinos. Because the weather is good in most days of year, many visitors may have the urgency to hike or bike. There are not so many hiking places in the city. Outside the sin city, it is a different story. Mummy Springs is one of the many places for hiking in the Clark County. Mummy Springs is a popular trail in the Mummy Mountain. It is the second highest peak of the Spring Mountains in the Clark County of Nevada. Viewing from the sin city, the visitors often mistake the mountain as Mt. Charleston. Actually, Mummy Mountain is four hundred feet lower than Mt. Charleston. The mountain resembles the Egyptian mummy. Hence, the mountain is called Mummy Mountain. The outcropping on top of Lee Canyon forms the head, while the gently round summit forms the body. Then, the southern rise and cliffs form the feet. The trailhead which is the start or entrance of the trail is a Raintree. It is a Bristlecone Pine Tree. Apparently, it is probably the oldest living being in Nevada. Incredibly, some Raintree have lived for 4000 years now. Take pictures with it. It is something worth to remember. Many visitors bring their loyal and gentle dogs along for the light walk. The law prohibits an unleash dog. The dog must be in a leash with no longer than six feet in length. On the same law, any crap from the dog must be properly disposed. If the dog decides to dump a crap, the visitors must remove the crap. Mummy Springs is one of the highly protected areas. There are signs for directions and reminders to follow everywhere.
Unlike most of the trails in Nevada, the visitors can finish the trail in half an hour. In fact, the trail is about a mile roundtrip. The trail is easy. There is no need to bring climbing gear. There is absolutely no climbing with the hike. Since the trail is short and fast, the visitors have more time to enjoy the wooded, calm, peaceful, serene setting and views. The stream actually flows beside the trail. Like any other spring, it is highest and deepest on fall and summer months. Sitting at the rocks beyond the waterfalls, the visitors can see unobstructed view of the Lee Canyon, Deer Springs Canyon, and Angel Peak Observatory. On a clear and sunny day, the trail is an excellent vantage point for Desert Wildlife Range and Sheep Mountains. Come early when the trail is quiet for a pleasant wildlife treat. Probably, a visitor can see deer or mountain lion that sips some essential spring water. As you know, the trail is a wooded and serene. There is an abundant of pines, scrub oak, and juniper trees. For plants, there are wild roses, gooseberries, and ferns by the spring. From your Las Vegas Hotels, go north on U.S. Highway 95. Then, take State Route 157 west. With the North Loop Trail, we can access the Mummy Springs. Transfer from State Route 175 to State Route 158 to reach the North Loop trailhead. Keep going until we see the second turnout. Turn left on the turnout. Keep going about three miles in on the North Loop trail until we see the Mummy Springs Trail Junction. Another way to access spring is to hike from Trail Canyon for three and a half miles to the junction. In case, you want to do some outdoor activity beside the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Get away from your cozy Las Vegas Hotels for a while. We recommend the Mummy Springs Trail. Nobody needs to be intermediate or advance hikers. The trail is a great leisurely stroll or walk that a whole family can enjoy.