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Avalanche reported near Kyle Canyon subdivision

Avalanche risk in some areas of Mount Charleston
Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 10:02:44-05

UPDATE: While no evacuations have been issued, there are new risks for avalanche at Mount Charleston.

Trails up canyon, remote backcountry and the Rainbow and Echo subdivisions of Kyle Canyon are asked to be aware of the increased risks.

Voluntary evacuations were put in place last month after heavy storms. No avalanches were reported, however.


An avalanche was reported Saturday night about 200 yards from the Rainbow subdivision in Kyle Canyon.

Clark County said the avalanche was near Cathedral Rock.

The county has closed down Echo Road, which residents may still access.

The Forest Service has closed these trails: Mary Jane Falls, Echo, Little Falls and Trail Canyon. Caution should be exercised due to the potential for avalanches, particularly away from groomed areas.