Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 | 9:34 a.m.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 158, which had been temporarily closed for road work.
The road connects State Routes 156 and 157, the main roads to reach Mount Charleston.
On Thursday, State Route 158 will be closed again for the continuation of paving, grading and other construction.
If you're looking for a mountain escape from the glitter of Las Vegas, the Resort on Mount Charleston serves as a quick getaway.
The resort is a rustic-themed, pet friendly hotel about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the Spring Mountains. The temperatures are usually about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, providing a refreshing escape during the hot summer months and snowy scenic landscapes much of the winter.
The resort is located near numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, camping areas and picnic spots. It also provides a setting for weddings, parties, retreats and business events. Skiing and snowboarding are just a few minutes away at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.